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.