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Do you ever get to the stage where you think you could "snot" your boss..... :eek:
Does your boss ever give you the "edgar brits" that much that you think a quick one under the ribs might "sort him out"..... :eek:
In my profession in my state there are radical changes afoot that are totally demoralising our profession.
Work more, less time off, don't get me wrong, nothing about wages.
Just management's way of trimming the budget on the government's advice.
Rant off, G&T's finished, off to bed.
Trouble is, tomorrow won't be any different..... :eek:
 

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James, tell us how you really feel.:)
 

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Some of us living in America and having never been to Australia don't know what your slang terms "snot", "edgar brits" & "sort him out" mean. Could you enlighten us, please?
 

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hello my friend; i share your animosity, i had a boss that was less than loved. he could not distance himself from his superior's posterior. made it very uncomfortable for us. i had to weigh my options, i.e. eat or starve. since i was winding down to retirement age i was able to stick it out, but twas very distasteful. hang in there and pray for God's intervention.
 

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When I first started out I had some bosses I disliked. I learned something from each of them some only how not to treat people. Once I became a boss I tried not to repeat those mistakes and I found the more I advanced the more I liked my bosses. My last 10 years were the most fun I had working and the hardest I ever worked. Next May I will be 10 years retired and my current boss is a stern taskmaster.;)
 

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I figured out what sort him out and shot under the ribs meant :). It can be very frustrating having a boss that just makes life tough. I am very lucky to be in a job I like. But in the past I have been where you are at. That is why those jobs are in the past.
 

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My current boss is like that. He's abusive, volatile, extremely dishonest and very childish. He lies constantly, just for the sake of lying. I've caught him in countless "stories" that weren't true and that usually made he and I both look like idiots because of his stupidity and his insatiable appetite for bending the truth to suit his mood or to warp it around his idiocy.

He's verbally (and most likely physically) abusive towards his wife. He talks down to her, tells her to shut-up, raises his hand at her and refers to her in horribly derogatory ways. Then, all in the same afternoon, he's talking to her like he loves her dearly and taking her to lunch (we're a small operation with just the two of them, their son, two others and myself).

He has snapped on me on several occasions for no reason other than he was in a bad mood and had forgotten about something so I got the short end of the stick and somehow it was my fault. They travel a lot so I only see them a couple days a week or so, but those days are tense and quite stressful. I get where you're coming from, though. I dream of the day that I leave here and I can let him have it. I'd love to pop him one in the mouth for the way he talks to his wife, but I'll probably refrain from doing so and just leave quietly when I do leave.

You're probably thinking, "WHAT!? You're crazy for sticking around there!" But... I'm a sucker for good pay and the pay here is just that. It's good and I don't have to do a ton for it. Until I find something better, this will do. I just keep my Bose earphones in and rock out to my favorite tunes on my phone and pretend not to see my bosses fighting and swearing at and demoralizing each other. I just let the lies roll off his tongue and hope that one day the right person will catch him in one and put him in his place. It's easy when you've got music pumping into your head for 6 or 8 hours a day.

And I have the Ruger Forum to vent on... What more do I need? It's like FREE therapy!
 

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I've had two bosses who could actually roll up their sleeves and do my job. They did too, on occaision, and were very good to work for.

That was years ago, though. My current bosses have no clue what it's like to actually do my job, and think if we get time to take a deep breath or a bathroom break, we're goofing off. Yet it seems the hardest thing they do is refill their personal coffee makers.

They moved up from two previous managers who got caught stealing money. One rigged bids so his wife's company would win a remodeling contract. The other lied on an expense account, getting liquor and imported cigars on the taxpayer dime. Right after, the city gave the company a new five year contract!

We fly through traffic in our buses like we're qualifying for NASCAR, trying to keep old worn out schedules and our jobs. I've written every agency from Federal to local, and they all pass the buck to another agency. Nobody cares that we're a public menace.

Yes, I'd like to see them caught at more stealing ( we all suspect it ) and escorted out of the building in cuffs.
 

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Many companies put slackers/politicians (suck-ups) in management because they can do less damage there and it could be very expensive (potential lawsuits) firing them.

This is one of the main reasons I started my own company about 8 years ago and haven't looked back. No politics and I decide how much $$ I make instead of someone else.
 

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James, tell us how you really feel.:)
I thought I did..... :confused: :D

Some of us living in America and having never been to Australia don't know what your slang terms "snot", "edgar brits" & "sort him out" mean. Could you enlighten us, please?
Snot = punch out, edgar brits rhymes with s**** (poo) & sort him out = give him a thumping that might knock some sense into him.

I hear ya, James. Just out of curiosity, what is your profession, and what changes are you experiencing?
Paramedic.
We will be expected to work shorter shifts, more of them and less days off.
 

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Here you all go (bookmark this).
Just in case I hit the G&T's and the rant button at the same time again in the future.....

Australian slang dictionary
 

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Now moderators, before you punch the dishonorable discharge button this is Australian slang. To James: Has your wife ever called you her bastard?:D
 

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Now moderators, before you punch the dishonorable discharge button this is Australian slang. To James: Has your wife ever called you her bastard?:D
No, because it is only a "form" of endearment between males. :D
 

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Don't call your wife that either then. You might get snotted.:D
I have my own endearments for my wife.
And she hasn't hit me to date..... :D
 

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Wife called me a bastard once. And she doesn't know any Australian slang.:(
 

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No your employer deserves your good work and decent treatment or your resignation i would never snot my boss.
My bosses get that now, to snot my boss or one of them would mean my job.
It is not something I would do as it is not in my nature.
That doesn't stop most of us thinking about it though.

Reminds me of a joke.
A guy walks up to his boss and says "If I call you a moron, you'd probably sack me, right?"
The boss says "Yes".
The guy says "But if I only think you're a moron, you can't do anything about it, right?"
The boss says "Yes".
To which the guy replied "Well, I think you're a moron. :D
 

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I am fortunate to work for myself at my own company. I have one very underpaid employee (me) and my boss (also me) is a total jerk most of the time.

At least I don't have to kiss anybody else's fanny.
 
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