Manager From Hell #2

15 Sep

First response to MFH invitation:

I had one manager that truly was the definition of “manager from hell”. The best example of his efforts was the day I received a promotion – sort of.  There had been a very major re-organization and I had ended up with double the responsibility and a vague promise of compensation to follow. About two weeks later, he came to my office and made this huge show of thanking me for my efforts and explaining how important I was to the organization.  Then he gave me a promotion to reflect my new responsibilities and role.  The catch was is was a promotion on paper only, no compensation change and “oh by the way, we can’t actually tell anyone that this has happened.”  He then launched into a long monologue about how strong he thought our relationship was; how much he valued my efforts and a great deal of focus on my family and how close he felt to them and how much he had always focused on helping them out.  Of course it was a little difficult to have the discussion because I wasn’t sure whom he was talking about at first because he had their names wrong.  It did finally dawn on me that he thought the three names he was tossing around were my wife and children.

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