Bad Bosses: Of Unscrupulous Supervisors/Management
Have you ever had to deal with bad bosses? A supervisor that was just unscrupulous? Believe me, you do not have to look very far to find one of those these days.
I find that bad bosses are everywhere these days and they wreak havoc on people’s lives. As a supervisor, I think long and hard before placing something on someone’s permanent record. That person would have to be really bad for me to get that far. Many persons who supervise forget that there is an HR component to their jobs. Not everything has to go to HR Director, some things can be dealt with right there in the department. As long as the persons are willing to learn and pull up their socks, then we should work with them. Sometimes persons have had a bad day because of some external pressure and we have to take the time to find out what is going ton before running to HR.
There are persons who will do all they can to sink another individual just because they can. If you hold someone’s future in your hands be very careful what you do with it. Do not allow personal likes or dislikes to play such a huge part. If the worker is a good worker then judge them based on that. Do not put anything on another person’s permanent record if you know that is not the truth. This can have devastating results and careers can be ruined by it.
There is a process before anything goes on someone’s permanent record and we should try as much as possible to follow that process. Do not lie because you do not like this person or because this person will not sleep with you. Let us try to be fair to all persons who cross our paths in the work place. Remember that what goes around comes around! Just because you can do it and probably get away with it does not mean it is right.
Mardene R. Carr is a tech-savvy Librarian with over 15 years of experience in Jamaica, USA, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Dominica. For more on her work please visit