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  •  I kept records of every interaction (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, GreenMother

    This happened many years ago and I kept records in the form of memos to the file of every interaction.  I also reported him to employee relations when he tried to impose impossible deadlines on me.  I complained that I was being profesionally harassed.  And I was told that he was a poor manager, but it did not rise to the level of harassment.

    As for my performance report that first year, I contested it to employee relations and to the dept head.  In the end, my score was raised, but not to the levels at which I had been evaluated over the previous decade by three different supervisors.

    I decided to out last him and I did.  It took five very long and miserable years though.  My next two supervisors were great and my evaluations rose back to previous levels, thus reflecting my true level of production and skills.  

    But the main point is that this man did not want people working for him that might know more than he did.  That is why he tried to get rid of me and several others who had been there for some time.  

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:00:54 AM PDT

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    •  I am glad you outlasted him and I get it, I really (1+ / 0-)
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      do. I have worked for insecure invertebrates before. And you don't have to know more than them, you only have to have some confidence and some scruples. "Extra" knowledge is just another nail in your professional coffin with that kind. They live in constant fear of being outed as an incompetent fraud. They are the physical incarnation of a Hungry Ghost. Their brains and mouths are too small to swallow all they see in the world, that they think they want.

      I would feel sorry for the poor bastards if they weren't such epicenters of spreading human misery.

      Best wishes to you, in your personal and professional life.

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