Topic: bosses

Jane Pratt’s Terrible Plan To Have Her Whole Staff Get XO Jane Tattoos

Jane Pratt's Terrible Plan To Have Her Whole Staff Get XO Jane Tattoos

This morning in Jane Pratt’s XO Jane newsletter, Jane Pratt wrote about Jane Pratt’s 50th birthday celebration. In Jane Pratt’s account, all of Jane Pratt’s employees were super-excited to spend their lunch hour eating with their boss, Jane Pratt, at an organic raw-food restaurant that Jane Pratt picked out for herself. It definitely sounds like something they all freely volunteered to do, rather than feeling pressured to do. And now Jane has an even better idea: Wouldn’t it be awesome if everyone on her “team” got a tattoo celebrating their loyalty to their employer??? More »

HR Mistake Of The Week: 4 Jerkwads Punishing Their Employees Because Obama Won

HR Mistake Of The Week: 4 Jerkwads Punishing Their Employees Because Obama Won

Last week in this space, I wrote about a guy known publicly as “Atlas Shrugged Guy,” who had vowed to fire his employees and shut down his business if President Obama won re-election. “Don’t be that guy,” I wrote, thinking that surely there could only be one “that guy” cruel and obnoxious enough to punish his own employees because the wrong guy won an election. Boy, was I wrong. More »

10 Scary Movie Bosses We Are Afraid Of

10 Scary Movie Bosses We Are Afraid Of

Most people complain about their bosses, but compared to some of the silver screen’s most famous bosses, yours in an angel. Whether they were an intense magazine editor, a greedy Wall Street businessman, or the devil (literally), these movie bosses struck fear into our hearts, while also making us thankful that we work for semi-normal people.
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Police Chief Suspended After His Mistress (And Employee) Tweets Photo With Gun In Mouth

Police Chief Suspended After His Mistress (And Employee) Tweets Photo With Gun In Mouth

Exhibit #7,849 why you shouldn’t have an affair with an underling at work: Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has been suspended in the midst of a tawdry scandal that began with his affair with an officer working under him. After his mistress found out he was at a conference with yet another woman, she tweeted a photo of herself with her service weapon in her mouth, and things spiraled downward from there. More »

My Boss Is Addicted — To Chain Emails

My Boss Is Addicted -- To Chain Emails

No, this article isn’t from 2002. I’m writing it today, July 11, 2012. And I still know of a business professional, an executive level, mature woman, who fills up my email with chain forwards. In fact, she’s a former boss of mine and she’s still sending out the same marvelous inspirational stories and funny animal pictures. Even better, she sends them to employees, industry contacts and customers alike. More »

‘I Miss My Old Boss’: 7 True Stories

âI Miss My Old Bossâ: 7 True Stories

No matter how happy you are in your current relationship, sometimes you can’t help thinking back to the one you left behind. What would your life be like if you’d stayed together? Would you be happier? Would you live in a different city by now, or have a completely different life? Things were so great back then. Why did it have to end?

I’m referring, of course, to the relationship you had with your old boss. Here are seven stories — funny, heart-warming, and tragic — from people who still lament their losses when it comes to bosses. More »