**** This post may have triggers, physical assault, weapon references
My boss is a trigger sometimes. Makes it hard to look forward to another 'productive day'.
Every one that I work with knows that my boss is a bit of a bully. He plays 'buddy-buddy' with one person at a time and complains about them to the 'current' buddy. Also he tells people that their work is shit, expects us to work in silence when HE is in a bad mood, orders us around like children, and gets really angry and storms around cursing at us under his breath. You can feel the anger coming off him. He communicates poorly and doesn't respect us.
Most of us have learned not to take his moods personally but they still affect us. I know this type of bullying isn't really that bad but I am sensitive to this type of behavior. When this happens I go into 'rescue' mode and try to 'save' the other staff. I then begin to feel that we are being 'trapped' and that a possible violent situation will occur. This is because I was threatened physically with a weapon. The anger of that person made me freeze into automatic obedience. She told me to sleep and I did. It was surreal.
So when I feel trapped, I begin to panic. I don't trust anyone around me. I start to look for a way out. My work has triggered me sometimes. I then begin to say, please only schedule me for weekends. I can only work weekends when the boss is not around. Yesterday I confronted my bosses boss and told him that the staff was being mistreated. Probably it is an over reaction. I am a little confused. Does anyone have advice?