ANSWERS: 43
  • How not to be an asshole and how not to lead.
  • Honestly, good work ethic. I hated him at the time, but now have total respect for him. If not for him being a total ass at times, I would not be where I am today.
  • I learned how NOT to run a business and how NOT to trust people so easily.
  • check windage before each shot.
  • I learned not to treat people the way he did...he set a terrible example for everyone...
  • What NOT to wear! How I shouldn't speak to people. How much of a fool I would look like if I behave that way. To take alot of vacations, as he never would. How NOT to put my foot in my mouth.
  • I learned that if you have a problem with something you better have a solution for it or no one will listen to you.
  • That the Legal Profession has very little to do with the letter of the law but how to circumvent the Law.
  • To be more careful with anything I do.
  • My last boss was such a jerk, that it taught me you don't have to be a jerk to get people to do stuff.
  • At almost every level, my boss was fair.. and great. But he was so unpersonable. I can't complain about him, really, but if you are going through something in your life and he knows about it, at least ASK how you are doing... I can't imagine treating people as a business commodity like he does.
  • How best to grin and bear it when you really wanted to put a fist in their face and a knee in their gut following by putting them in a headlock and strangling them to death.
  • From most-hated boss I learned never to leave your coffee unattended.
  • That having tantrums and throwing stuff at people WILL get you fired.
  • I learned many employers try to hang your job over your head in order to manipulate you. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself if you are being disrespected it might actually save your job to speak up. If not you saved yourself years of thinking " Why did I put up with that " and replaying what you should have done or said. Nothing is worth losing your integrity.
  • That I didn't ever want another one like her. Also, that shortly after she had became my boss that year. I learned that she didn't want to be anyones boss, she just wanted another position that the boss over her didn't want to give her yet.
  • that life is full of assholes, but to get over it cuz in the long run it will *hopefully* change you for the better. My asshole of a boss made me realise that i can tuff things out... even when the going gets ruff
  • Well, since at the time I worked at K-Mart, I learned to stay in school and go to college so that I didn't end up working at a K-Mart and being miserable and poor like my coworkers. I also learned that some people are a--holes, especially those who have the least reason to be one to you. Oh, and that if your boss seems really nice when you go to the interview, that doesn't mean they're really nice when you're working under them.
  • You should not call phone sex numbers and transfer them to his office.
  • Not to let your pesonal life effect how you treat your co-workers and employees.
  • I learned : That even the lowliest employee has a voice That no matter how "by the book I wanted to be" there were times when you had to bend the rules. That no matter what I thought I had learned in University... there was always a situation that proved my knowledge wrong. I came out of school , so full of self importance and within my first year of working in a small town bank branch, I learned that I wasn't important as I thought I was, or at least that others were equally important and for that I AM GRATEFUL, it also lightened me up a bit..... I suggest every Business Grad get Stick removal surgery.... it works wonders!!!!!
  • buisness can give you an outlet to destroy your mind, or free you from your mind.
  • That if you don't like the position that the Boss who was higher up the ladder put you in to just leave. Don't get stuck with a position that just makes you feel miserable. So, because she made me miserable, I transferred somewhere else!
  • From one: Tou can absolutely dislike someone at work, but when they are NOT "the boss", and at home, they can actually be a cool person to know. From another: A jerk in one position of authority can be a jerk in another position of authority, and personal bias has NO place in the workplace.
  • He was my commanding officer in the Army twice (at two different duty stations). I learned that you don't have to like your boss to do a good job. I only really got in trouble once and that was nothing. I learned that you can dislike someone, be civil, and you don't have to cringe every time he walks by. I learned that I could survive.
  • I learned a very valuable lesson. That no matter how well you think you know someone, they can still surprise you by doing something to cause you grief. Don't put to much trust in people, they will eventually let you down!
  • Actually, I feel bad for the boss I did not like the most. I know that I did not give him the time of day and that is really not my persoanlity to do the and say the things I did. I never cussed or anything like that, but I should have never talked to him the way he did. If I were to ever see him again I would apologize. At the same time, he should have never been able to get by with the things he did
  • To keep promises and follow-through with my commitments, to not treat co-workers like they were a part of an army battalion (he was a former marine). To try to keep my emotions in check and not fly off the handle. To work hard at your job regardless of the difficulty of your situation.
  • 1. Not to have stupid-looking hairstyles. 2. That playing politics at work engenders no respect from others. 3. That promoting people to managerial positions when they have zero people-management skills is a big mistake and causes a lot of stress for the people who end up working for them.
  • I learned to hang in there and not let any lies she told about me go unanswered. It was horrible at the time and I nearly lost my job but in the end, she was the one who left - not me. Her nastiness caused stronger people than me to buckle under but I needed that job and wasn't going to let her get away with making my life a misery if I could possibly help it.
  • Fatal accidents aren't always sad.
  • punctuality
  • Don't trust your boss. Your boss is not our friend. Do your job and act nice, smile, and pretend you like your boss. A lot of them are fake and just want to get recognition from upper management. What the boss will say about you to your face and to upper management are two totally separate things.
  • How smartly to get work done from employees and then how rudely to kick their butts!
  • i learned that a**holes tend to get their sports cars keyed no, it wasn't me, but in my opinion he totally deserved it
  • How not to be a supervisor . . . . . Also having had a bad boss or two in my career has really made me appreciate the good ones I've had.
  • how to be a jerk on the clock and a nice guy off the clock.
  • That she hated the job she had, and only stayed in it for a few years. She took another supervisory job for two years, then went back to doing the same job that I was doing. She was such a bad boss because she did not really like doing the job, and was not well suited for it.
  • The way he hates his employees
  • Very good question. YOU can learn from even your worst enemy something. I learned to keep my personal things away from my subordinates. That helps in most situations.
  • I learned that I never want to work for a woman again....EVER!!!!!
  • To have a laywer available.
  • this is really a good question.. I never had a boss that I disliked in the least. I learned at least something from everyone of them. I noticed that people who didn't like the boss usually never liked any bosses and came to the jobs with the wrong attitude. The most important lesson was to come work every day and to come on time. I was a top line sewer but getting to the factory on time every day was even more important to almost every boss I ever had.

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