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Tips to deal with a difficult boss at work

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Pat Thakur
The only mantra in employment or business is.....
by Pat Thakur on Apr 08, 2014 08:33 PM

Butter up or land in the gutter (men)

Use that skin or land in the bin (women)

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by iota on Apr 04, 2014 10:01 PM

Merit may matter a bit only for Freshers.

For experienced folks following happens:
1. If Manager feels threatened by your knowledge or experience - YOU WILL BE FIRED.
2. If Manager - feels you have a Mind of your Own - and will not behave as a SLAVE TO HIM. - You Will Be FIRED or DEMOTED or HUMILIATED.
3. If Manager does not find anything in Common with you - like Hometown, Language, Common Friends - YOUR CAREER WILL GO BAD.

In India - MERIT is secondary, and will OFTEN work against you actually - v v true for experienced people.

Good Honest Hard-Working People - WILL BE FORCED TO LEAVE n CHANGE JOBS often.

Just see LONG TIME SERVING Employees in your org - You will find Most r No Good, No Skills, only doing P01itics.

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sukhmeet singh
by sukhmeet singh on Mar 29, 2014 11:51 AM  | Hide replies

In india where evry job is governed by exploitation, politics, favoritism and corruption.. all this tips are nonsense things.
See the example of our captain Dhoni..

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Re: nonsense
by iota on Apr 04, 2014 10:09 PM
In India - There is no such thing as COMPANY. Your Boss is your COMPANY.

If your BOSS does not like you - There is nowhere to go. SIMPLE.

Merit, Hardwork - is not always seen as good. Infact - Your Boss will likely become INSECURE with your good work.

Butter or Common Language or Common Background - ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO KEEP u Employed - than MERIT.

Infact: If you are GOOD PERSON - you will be FORCED to change Jobs - VERY OFTEN - Exactly for that reason.

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Shyam Sunder
Re: Re: nonsense
by Shyam Sunder on Sep 07, 2015 09:33 AM
Unfortunately, this is the same in Public Sector Undertakings and Government offices also. Only silver lining is you cannot be fired out easily.

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If you are corrupt and crook, then you are in CMD's good book.
by Skewed on Mar 29, 2014 06:59 AM  | Hide replies

This is the golden rule to rise in corporate and remain boss.
If you don't believe, then look around to the people who have attained the position of General Manager (GM) and above positions.
If higher level people give a lecture on honesty and hardwork, then ask him what hardwork he does besides the work he has to perform hard with secretary and other female employees in his cabin.
Boss is a total loss

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Pat Thakur
Re: If you are corrupt and crook, then you are in CMD's good book
by Pat Thakur on Mar 30, 2014 12:42 AM
Aptly put, in any organisation, the key to success is a packet of butter & the measure of success is two inches.....

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Lesson Learned
by historyrepeats on Mar 28, 2014 10:39 PM  | Hide replies

1) Only corrupt employees stay in organisation for many years.
2) Management support the bad tempered and incapable bosses.
3) Corruption and inefficiency start from the top brass.
4) Managing Director is in favor of employees in fighting and never takes the cognizance of seniors performance.
5) Hardworking employees never get promotion , only those who are close to bosses for doing their jobs get good increments and promotion .
6) Bosses play dirty game to get their position intact and the cost of this game is brain drain.
7) Bosses are just bshit and so liked by Directors.
8) All bosses are one or other Directors' close aide and interested only in favoring them.
9) Those employees who work for company growth have to switch jobs every year.
10) Company is a Hxll as said by Mark Twain.

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Rajesh Dasari
Re: Lesson Learned
by Rajesh Dasari on Jul 22, 2014 06:17 PM

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Pat Thakur
All this blabber is useless BS
by Pat Thakur on Mar 28, 2014 04:13 PM  | Hide replies

The bottom line in any organisation is - "Boss ki marzi". Only those who sync in line 24 x 7 with "Your wish is my command sirjee", be ready with a bottle of oil & with lolling tongues, are preferred. People who really work are never the boss's favourites but are their punching bags.

It's likewise with employees. Those who join an organistaion, never ever begin their stint with working or learning aptitude. They silently observe which guy or girl is acting totally "fancy free n footloose." Having found their cue, they then start hanging on to that particular person ('coz they know he or she is 100% an insider.)

Casual talks at first are developed into friendly relations, all the while peppering conversations with chuglis. Then parties are arranged for insider groups. Once firmly entrenched in the group, the person then starts openly bossing around with others. Or then, flirting with girls/boys.

& if it's somebody who's come through management, staff etc. influence, the less said the better. Again, there are exceptions & some tend to make work their worship, ignoring such office tomfoolery & politics completely. But they're always kept on the lowest rungs of the office hierarchy.

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Pat Thakur
Re: All this blabber is useless BS
by Pat Thakur on Mar 28, 2014 05:50 PM
& oh yes..... I forgot the most important thing i.e. office flower-pots. Their only job is to keep sticking to or sleep with the boss, management, filthy rich, insider guys in the office. Others never exist for them nor do these pots have the courtesy to talk with anybody neatly.

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Such Training Coaches talk the language of Mgmt
by historyrepeats on Mar 28, 2014 01:59 PM  | Hide replies

They misguide employees with the peppy talk and actually convey the message of the company's higher authority.
They are given contract for this very purpose. If an employee starts following what they say, then he never get successful but only remains fool.
Till employees are fool, it is in the interest of all top authority.
If these training instructors are asked to perform the same task which they say, then they fail miserably.
Swapnil Kamat, CEO knows that if he says everything truth then no company will give him any order. Attend his session, you will find that he is only finding faults with subordinates than anything with bosses.
These people are corrupts and only a second hand of company's bosses to misguide and cheat good employees.
Never attend such classes or training sessions.

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Ajay Devendranath
Re: Such Training Coaches talk the language of Mgmt
by Ajay Devendranath on Mar 28, 2014 04:08 PM

But Indian companies need people like this waste of skin Kamat!

If they don't put down employees, employees will think they are doing a good job and demand higher salaries.

If the company's salary costs go up, it reflects very badly on the "management" skills of upper management members!

Besides, putting down lower level employees and extracting more work from them, means that these lower level employees won't have the chance to notice the group coitus taking place in upper management offices, cabins and the repeated, boisterous, rampant violation of section 377 by members of upper management!

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