Monday, March 16, 2009

2 things you should know about bosses...

This was the amount of workload I had this whole freakin' week!!!
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Have you encountered bosses who are so into themselves, that every freakin' thing is wrong about you. From the way you eat, the way you dress, the way you walk, the way you talk......everyting is just freakin' wrong (notice I use freakin' a lot as a substitute for #!$$%!).
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2 things we should know about our bosses :-
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item 1........THE BOSS IS ALWAYS RIGHT!!!
Sad but true. If you happen to have a boss who is understanding, takes ideas, gentle and compassionate.....then good for you. If you don't, then welcome to the club. I've read somewhere from the net, that in order to be a good boss, there are 5 ways you can achieve that (so that you don't end up like your current boss!!)
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1. Know your employees. You have walked the talk and understand what your subordinates are doing.
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2. Care about your employees. You have to understand that each of your employee has a unique character, abilities and differing circumstances.
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3. Pay attention to grouses, feedbacks and complaints. There are reasons for the complaints unless of course he/she is a nut, and complaining is a part time hobby.
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4. Be fair, and no favourites. Your rules and regulations are to be made across the board.
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5. Be accessible. You're the boss from 9 to 5, but after working hours, try to be in your employees' shoes. Be one of them some time.
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and secondly, if you know your boss is wrong for whatever reason, KINDLY REFER TO ITEM NO 1 - enuff said. Your working place is a hell on earth.

17 comments:

Chong said...

Unfortunately, mine doesn't follow the 5 pointers you stated... :(

Calvin Soo KJ said...

chong, so does every else's boss. i think we need to build a pod to change them brains. :P

eugene said...

Bro, i am a boss lah,but a nice one,nice because i only have 3 staff,small boss you might call me,anyway we work as a family lah, no need to be like a big corp of things,,,, wah you have been missing for a while ,why lah?

Rachel having good news?

Calvin Soo KJ said...

eugene, im like yourself also. small timer boss, only got 2 under my wing. but i always try not to follow the footsteps of my other ##$!% bosses. take them out for makan2, movies and such. i was so busy of late. that's why no updates these past few days. so far no new news i can share from rachel. still on overtime.... :)

amoker said...

Until the day that you become the boss... he

Lisalicious said...

well not all bosses are born leaders "-_-

Ai-Ling said...

i agree with lisa. some bosses are there to lead others, some bosses are there to boss others :)

foongpc said...

That's why you must not work for somebody, you must be the boss yourself! Then you are always right! Haha!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

amoker, i'll make sure i'm a better boss. :)

lisa, very true. they're born natural killers...lol

ai-ling, but they thought they are good. never take critisisms positively, always negative and scold, scold, scold :(

foongpc, i'm still waiting to strike TOTO, big time. then can become my own boss :P

Raynebow said...

You have my sympathies - such a bad boss u have meh?! Just grit your teeth and tahan and sabar lor.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

raynebow, my boss is actually not bad. i was referring to my colleagues' bosses. they're just a pian in the ass :X

cleffairy said...

I'm in ur club. Ahahahaha....come, gimme a welcoming toast!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

clef, *hi five* welcome welcome... hehehehehe

LEon said...

a day work, a day pay. That's life.

Calvin Soo KJ said...

leon, yah. but a day's work with sickening bosses is a year's misery :X

kenwooi.com said...

haha.. not all bosses are very "bossy".. i believe that some are willing to listen to (good) suggestions and opinions.. =)

Calvin Soo KJ said...

kenwooi, i believe so too. but out of 10 maybe 2. the rest are so damn irritating :P