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Do you hate your boss to bits or do you love and respect him/her?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (21639points) August 9th, 2010

Would you like to see the boss burn in hell or cool down sitting on the banks of Paradise River?

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partyparty's avatar

I am my own boss and I think she is wonderful!!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I not only like my boss but love her as a person. She’s a wonderful human being who is genuine, caring and works entirely too hard.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir , great to hear wonderful words for a change. People usually can’t stand their boss.

Fly's avatar

I have never actually met my boss, so I can’t say that I like or dislike her as a person.
But as a boss, I definitely don’t love or respect her. Despite the fact that I don’t even know her, she has managed to royally screw up simple things several times and lie to me once, all within a five-day period. I can’t say that I hate her, but I certainly don’t like her.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@ZEPHYRA Oh, I know – I’m uber-lucky

CMaz's avatar

I am good, as long as my boss’s does not visit.

I am not crazy about someone that drops 54 million on a plane but lets employees go due to budget cutbacks.

CherrySempai's avatar

I LOVE HIM. If I didn’t love my dad so much, I would wish my boss was my dad. I don’t know how I’m going to interview for real jobs, because my boss has never put pressure on me or made me feel anything but comfortable. :]

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I worked for the same company for 24 years, and in that time, I had ~25 different supervisors. Most were decent, a few were utterly horrific, one is still a mentor and dear friend despite having left the company over 15 years ago. The last one was probably the best. She supported my ideas, challenged me to do my best, objectively and privately told me when I was wrong, and allowed me to tell her when I felt that she was wrong.

When someone in a higher authority position, be it a boss or a parent, tells someone that they were wrong and corrects their behavior, it earns a lot more respect than their title does.

loser's avatar

I show my boss respect but I hate her.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Sorry…that last line should have been, “When someone in a higher authority position, be it a boss or a parent, is told by someone that they were wrong and that person corrects their behavior, it earns a lot more respect than their title does.”

ftp901's avatar

I feel the same way as @loser

I show my boss respect but I would never want to be friends with her in real life. She is extremely frustrating and annoying and we have opposite personalities.

anartist's avatar

I loved my boss of many years. Wise, charming, and personable, and he treated his staff like a family. We had a crab feast at his home once a year and his wife made rum cakes for some of our in-house gatherings. He protected, defended, trusted, and praised his staff, and we would do anything for him. When he retired he was replaced by his second-in-command. I respected her, but did not feel as comfortable with her, and she put me [and probably others] on a tighter leash, but she too protected her staff in times of cutbacks by reaching farther afield to get us projects to work on.

When she left, she was replaced by a hatchet-man and he had me in his sights. End of story.

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