My boss (the one I do property management for) and his wife went off on a mini-vacation and invited me and AJ to house-sit over the weekend. They have four cats; a couple of them are aged and need special feeding. Suki and I went out on Thursday after work; AJ joined me Friday.
Much as I wanted to lay about and be a lazy sod, I had an edit to do, so I set up on the deck and listened to the birds and the wind in the trees as I worked. The temperature was pretty much perfect, and I had to keep tearing my eyes off the surrounding woods to get anything done.
I had some serious thinking to do. Friday at work, the Boss laid into me for no reason at all. This is not the first time this has happened, and I’m not the only one who bears the brunt of her mood swings. I was *this close* to getting up and walking out. As it was, I stared at the computer monitor for a long time, doing nothing, waiting for my anger to fade.
The Boss has a problem relaying information to her employees in a tactful, empathetic way. Instead, she snaps at us harshly. “Don’t do it that way. Do it the right way!” Meaning, “do it my way.”
My feelings are, be as anal as you like, but don’t bring it into the office in a negative way. Boss is also passive aggressive, something that drives me up the wall. If she knew how often her employees talked about her nasty attitude behind her back, she’d be hurt, but she might also start to get a clue and begin to change her behavior.
I was scheduled to work there until October 1. This weekend, after the Friday incident, I decided to quit. I wouldn’t accept verbal abuse from a lover, so why would I accept it from a boss? I wrote my letter of resignation Sunday morning, and on Monday, I’ll take it in, along with the key I got last month. And that will be that.
I have enough money saved to go a couple months without working. I’m going to take that time, enjoy the rest of the summer, finish the WIP and get it out, and then I’ll take a look around and see what’s next.
I’m sad my relationship with Boss had to end this way, but I’m also excited about what come next. 🙂