View Full Version : What do you think about your boss?

02-05-2013, 02:09 PM
So I do design & layout for large format print. At least, that's what I was hired for anyway. I've actually been doing more printing than design (don't get me started...) & now my boss is saying I need to get proofs out to customers in 5 minutes in between printing crap (and mean HUGE signage & vehicle wraps). Come on...FIVE MINUTES? I'm quick...15-30 minutes tops...but five is ridiculous. Unless it's more than layout. Personally the guy is cool. I even know his family. But this crap is working my nerves.

Having said that, what do you guys think of your employers? Feel free to get all mad about it too.

02-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Well, you could outsource the work to a bunch of chinese people or mexicans for about 20% of your pay, or you could tell your boss that it's basicly impossible to get those proofs in that time. just sayin'.

02-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Ha. Wish I could outsource to BCT or Tiger Print (though they suck. man I just realized that I paraphrase a LOT.). Had that talk about impossibility this morning. And then dude took like 30 minutes trying to show me how to get it done in 5 lol! Nah. he's good dude. It's his bosses dropping the hammer on him. As you may know, shit rolls down hill. I've designing & proofing at normal speed & he hasn't mentioned it again since he basically proved himself wrong.

But that's my boss what about yours HB? Or teachers? IDK. There's a lot young ins on this site...

02-05-2013, 04:58 PM
I have teachers AND a boss..... don't get me started.

(BLACK, YOU'RE EVIL... Why'd you even start this thread?)

02-05-2013, 05:01 PM
heheheh...I was fresh out of that discussion about me doing 5 minute proofs. Come on Rebel! Let it all go man!

But seriously...


Could you actually touch up this old picture in 5 minutes? I'm a bad dude, but I aint that bad. I've been at it for about 20 minutes now & I haven't even begun to restore this thing.

02-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Pffffffft.... sure I can. It's called photoshop!

(Seriously thouhgh, that's insane)

Anyways, how the heck is this related to your job?

02-05-2013, 05:40 PM
Well, we do a lot of different stuff. This is going to be 2 24x18" canvases & 1 60x40". got to get it set up to stretch & proof to the customer before we print. This isn't the norm though. We don't get this many vintage stuff.

02-05-2013, 05:48 PM
They... want a canvas of that? X____X I can see your nightmare now.

02-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Yessir. I mean I can do it, no problem but it's gonna take about and hour or so of uninterrupted concentration.

Now come on Rebs! Tell us about your teachers & bosses!

02-05-2013, 05:55 PM
I know my bosses so well that we talk pretty much like family do. I mean that in a sense that I can yell at them and its okay. I think any normal boss would fire me for saying that the schedule was shit, but mine don't. These are people I've known for 4+ years.

Some of the other department supervisors I don't really get along with, but it doesn't effect me since I'm not part of their staff. The general manager is kind of weird. He's younger than most of the other managers and if you talk with him you'll be stuck talking for like 45 minutes, but he's not a bad guy. He's extremely short, but can be really intimidating some times.

02-05-2013, 10:04 PM
My boss is quite nice. We all get stressed out and cranky at the office sometimes, but that doesn't mean that we dislike each other. I think all of the people I work with are great, especially since they are very understanding of the diversity between us all.

02-05-2013, 11:04 PM
I have had the same job at the same company in the same store for 5.5yrs now. I have had 9 store managers, 15 assistant managers, and 6 district managers.

Almost all of them I have hated.
Boss 1: was the one that hired me and would yell at me to go faster and do more but then turnaround and tell me a joke or have me read her palm. I liked her still.
Boss 2: was a noob that was so out to be the best he bypassed a lot of policy and screwed us over big time. I hated him.
Boss 3: was diabetic. He would remind us and use that as an exscuse for EVERYTHING!!! "I can't be going to much because I am diabetic and . . .". He would also talk your ear off and if he was scolding you he did it in a scary ass calm way. Hated it.
Boss 4: was cute but he was like super dominant and had to show it in every way possible. I don't care about who is dominant because fuck that this hat won't crochet itself.
Boss 5+6: were never in the store more than an hour a day. They sucked.
Boss 7: would talk you in a circle. You ask about more hours and he would some how get you to sports. He was also the one that was asking people if I was gay.
Boss 8: was a good guy but he refuses to hold anyone accountable and thought what ever a person did as far as work was all you could get from them so everyone slacked off. Kinda miss him.
Boss 9: is the best boss thus far. We have the same aesthetic and merchandising eye and priorities. We were talking to each other about what to put on an endcap as a tie in so we went to an aisle and said "doilies" at the exact same time. This one will be the hardest to say goodbye to because she is the first one to see my worth and it will be my fault for the sadness.

I have found out that every single one of these bosses except #9 have purposely held me back from getting promoted. It's disgusting to me that they would screw me over because I was the only one willing to do the work or go above and beyond without really being told to. #9 is pushing for me to become a merch manager but I am now so jaded that I just can't do it. I am tired of retail and I need to move on or I will probably regret it forever.

02-06-2013, 11:17 AM
Dag...sounds like teh "Too many Chiefs not enough Indians" syndrome. If I to deal that many (I only have two & I only see the one) I'd go postal.

02-08-2013, 02:46 AM
My boss is quite nice. We all get stressed out and cranky at the office sometimes, but that doesn't mean that we dislike each other. I think all of the people I work with are great, especially since they are very understanding of the diversity between us all.

What kind of diversity?

02-17-2013, 03:02 AM
We have two gay guys, a trans girl who came out at a meeting, someone from Australia, wide age diversity, majority women (all female admin and managers too), and ethnic "minorities" are actually the majority.

02-17-2013, 04:23 AM
That sounds like a badass workplace. What do you do, again, Seefs?

02-17-2013, 05:42 AM
I'm a copy editor at a newspaper, which means I edit each article multiple times for spelling, style, and grammar mistakes before it goes in print.

02-17-2013, 12:17 PM
My boss is such a dick all he does is sleep all day and eat Cheetos on the couch watchin' Kenichi

02-21-2013, 07:20 PM
My boss got all twitchy & flipped out on me a little today. He was micromanaging...which although I hate....I hate it even more when he stands behind me & micromanages over my shoulder. Boy...I wanted to...well...he's actually a nice dude & I know his bosses are giving him shit right now so...whatever.

Shit still rolls downhill though.

05-15-2013, 09:45 AM
My current boss is a total fuckwit.

I'm the technician at work, but all my boss cares about are sales. So he makes me sell shit as well. I literally have 3 days a week to get through my technician duties, most of the time 2 of the 3 days he makes me sell anyway. I have approximately 97 jobs running at the moment and I'm the only one that can do them. We have another 6 salespeople, but despite that he makes me sell. On top of that, the rare moments I'm in my tech bay I get the cashiers call me to put photos through the printer because they couldn't possibly call anyone else to click a fucking box. And then I get all the salespeople come in to ask me things they should be asking a manager, but the manager sends them to me because I actually take the time to resolve the issues they bring to me. Then I get a plethora of customers yelling at me because their computer "broke", when in reality they have fucked with the BIOS or installed a virus onto the system. Or the lovely customers that call me, screaming blue murder because their computer is taking more than a week to get repaired even though I told them that it could be a 6-8 week wait depending on parts availability. My tech bay is a mess, I get the salespeople dump all their shit in there. Empty cans of drink, signs they no longer need, broken computers without any paperwork to tell me what is actually wrong with it.

Then when I fall behind in either of my duties, he has a go at me. I'm doing 2 full-time jobs 5 days a week and it's just not good enough for him, I don't know what I can do because it is just seriously draining me. I don't understand why every single job I get, my bosses like to run me into the ground. Not to mention that I'm not being paid right.

I'm getting very close to snapping and telling him to shove his job right up his fucking arse.

EDIT: I know this is a necro, just really needed to vent that.