Posted by: FattyBoomBoom | 2012-12-10

Boss SUCH a gossiper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I have to keep my mouth shut - if I don''t I''m sure it will affect my bonus :-(

When I went for this operation I did not want to tell him and his wife (the 2 directors) but I did not want to lie, I asked them to please NOT tell anyone as I do not want everyone watching what i am eating and asking me every day how much I have lost etc. Needless to say when I came back everyone knew and what''s happening is EXACTLY what I did NOT want to happen.

Last night one of the young reps mom shot herself and died. He called the boss to tell him and that he will not be at work. He boss started calling everyone (I NEVER answer calls when I am off - fluck that) then one of the other guys wives sent me a text telling me. Shortly after another one and another one.

When I walked in this morning he could not wait to grab me and say " come to my office I have something to discuss with you"  (he gets so much joy from this) - I just looked at him and said Ja I know D''s mother shot herself and she''s dead - we don''t need to go to your office it''s all over the company already. Then he looked at me in dissapointment because I took from him the joy of sharing the news.

It makes me sick to my stomach! I want to say to him DO YOU THINK HE WANTED US ALL TO KNOW? Just like with my operation - do you THINK I WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW?

Any of us who suffer from depression knows how close we come and how private it is - If this guy wanted us all to know he has our numbers he would have told us. This is so private!

I must just sit here in my office and keep my head down because I feel like i am going to loose it.

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YOu can only decide, as I think you have, that apparently he is overpaying you enough for you to put up with their disgustingly bad manners, gossip and joy in the sadness of others. Otherwise, go elsewhere even if for a lower salary, but a less nixious atmosphere.
So yes, cool off, you know what a seedy gossip he is, and so does everyone else. Ignore him and move on ; there's no benefit to be gained from blowing up and chastising him. He won't learn, or change, and you can only lose.

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Posted by: Susan | 2012-12-10

FBB, I wish you would get off your boss''s back and stop gossiping about him - he is your bread and butter after all.

There''s no such thing as a ''qualified'' CA - saying CA is sufficient. If you are sooooo qualified then the world should be your oyster and positions should be easy to find if you''re so unhappy with your situation.

At age 46 is the time to be concerned about finances as youre getting old now and retirement is not too far away. I think you are a qualified drama queen if anything.

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Posted by: FattyBoomBoom | 2012-12-10

I''m qualified CA - point is that he pays me such a huge salary - I have looked and trust me I just cannot get a better pay but I am getting to a stage (46) where money is not that important anymore.

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Posted by: Liza | 2012-12-10

Good luck with NOT losing it. I know if I were in your shoes, I''d probably not be able to. Sheesh. It''s only common decency to keep things like this to yourself - but obviously your boss has very little tact and even less discretion. It''s difficult to work in that kind of atmosphere - the politics tend to poison the whole office. The only thing I can suggest is to start looking for a different job.

Start studying if you need to improve your prospects. There are online sites where you can study for FREE like Coursera dot org - you only pay a small fee at the end of your course for the piece of paper stating that you completed the course successfully. And these qualifications are actually worth something because they''re presented and endorsed by some of the top universities worldwide.

Good Luck

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Posted by: Chris758 | 2012-12-10

They are total a$$holes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats why they are married I suppose!! Glad I do not have a boss like that!!!

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