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thank you everyone for your advice...now what do I do about evil neighbours who shovel snow loudly at 5am???

Thank them so that you don't fall and break your leg!
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because for every bad boss there are a hundred equally incompetent underlings.
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@the OP: maybe it's you?
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Old 02.12.2010, 09:19
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thank you everyone for your advice...now what do I do about evil neighbours who shovel snow loudly at 5am???

Don't be more swiss than the biggest stereotype swiss.

When people have to go to work early, it is absolutely necessary to clean the snow. This is ''Joie de l'hiver''.
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Your job is to suffer, gain experience, save some money, and leave with a new job and a promotion. Hopefully you will also be a more rounded person that doesn't have to be an @rsehole to the next generation.
Nice theory. Why does it NEVER work like this?
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Old 02.12.2010, 09:34
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thank you everyone for your advice...now what do I do about evil neighbours who shovel snow loudly at 5am???

imagine one of them is your boss and shoot'em
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Old 02.12.2010, 10:29
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thank you everyone for your advice...now what do I do about evil neighbours who shovel snow loudly at 5am???

It's a wonderful sound. It means that the world will be fairytale white when I get up and in the meantime I can snuggle down warm and cosy in bed and think of other people out in the cold who wisely prefer to clean the paths before the snow gets tramped down hard...
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Old 02.12.2010, 10:37
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thank you everyone for your advice...now what do I do about evil neighbours who shovel snow loudly at 5am???

go and help him/her
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Re: why must there be evil bosses

If you didn't have an evil boss, the end of the level would be a bit of a let down.
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why can`t people just be human beings instead of evil snakes in suits who try to make life miserable?

why why why?

am seriously downheartened...
Why cant there be competent and non-moaner subordinates?

Evil snakes in shorts and tshirts are equally bad!
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Old 02.12.2010, 10:45
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Re: why must there be evil bosses

someone getting a boss position will be "evil" for 2-3 years till they reach trust in themselves and in their teams. Then they start delegating.
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Old 02.12.2010, 10:56
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Re: why must there be evil bosses

In spite of all the psychological knowledge we are supposed to have accumulated over the years, the Peter Principle still applies in many places.
„In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.“...and thus is no longer on the list for further promotions. And that, dear friends, is your boss.
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Old 02.12.2010, 11:04
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In spite of all the psychological knowledge we are supposed to have accumulated over the years, the Peter Principle still applies in many places.
„In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.“...and thus is no longer on the list for further promotions. And that, dear friends, is your boss.
I liked also the "apes tree" metaphor of corporate management....the apes on the top when they look below see only brains wanting to climb up. The apes down when they look above see only @ss-holes.
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Old 02.12.2010, 11:18
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Re: why must there be evil bosses

The first question I would ask you was how many bosses have you had and how have you experienced them. In my experience a small number of people have had only good or bad bosses (sometimes they may have only had one or two). The majority would have had a mixture of good, bad and somewhere in between bosses.
By and large most people’s experience of authority figures tends to correspond with their experiences with their parents or parental figures. Children who have abusive parents generally do not like or have good relationships with their teachers (or local police officers). This does not have to be the case but in my experience is generally true.
Having explored this is some detail I would then start to look more broadly at your work experiences and try to find any patterns in your work relationships. These can often then be found to be mirrored in most people’s broader network of relationships.
Having found the patterns which are characteristic of whom you are I would then explore the extent to which these relational patterns are present in our relationship. This can often be a powerful experience. If you can imagine having the conversation that we would be having with your boss or father (or mother) you can imagine its emotional and psychological content.
Lastly at the end of a first session I would bring us back to everyday reality and explore your goals and options at work. Can you change your boss, can you change yourself, can you leave or are you stuck. What can you do? What would you want to do to change your situation?
A surprisingly large number of people seem to find it hard to change their situations. An important aspect of this is the extent to which someone is motivated to change. Sometimes people are actually where they want to be, even when unhappy. Exploring this can lead on to a growth of awareness and potential new choices.
But as I've just said above people don't always want the snow and ice to be cleared away so that they can walk a clear and simple path to where they want to be. Sometimes they want to remain trapped in their current situation. Understanding why this is the case can lead into an understanding of who you are and why you live your life the way you do.
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Re: why must there be evil bosses

probably to control the evil employees!
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thank you everyone for your advice...now what do I do about evil neighbours who shovel snow loudly at 5am???

You need to move to a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. There are other people on this planet, too.

If it is any consolation, just think how annoying you are to them.
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Old 11.01.2011, 09:40
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In my experience the horrid bosses are those who feel threatened because the other person is usually brighter & more knowledgeabe than them
Or have better legs or be popular...in case of females

Work is a funny environment. We should embrace the challenges, it's a training field for situations that really do matter in life. And, if one has an authority issue, it is good to mix it up, be freelancer, while employed part time, selling know-how, take your pic. So your life does not solely depend on some simpleton's whim. The perfect world where everyone loves everybody just does not exist, you will always run into some stickiness.

I had an atrocious boss, professionally. Basically, I did all the work for her while she got the credit, mostly. But - one has to measure up how senior/junior his position is at work, how much training and experience is one gaining, how well paid one is..Things are never black and white. That atrocious boss turned out to be a wonderful and supportive friend in the end, while professionally I had to back up like crazy, she instilled good vibe, social skills, human touch and a meaningful bond. It's a good trade off. Some aren't as lucky as that.
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Re: why must there be evil bosses

Be your own boss. If you are good/lucky enough you can choose who to work for, how much and where.

That worked for me. Even that I usually have to bend over and hold my angles every month end
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why can`t people just be human beings instead of evil snakes in suits who try to make life miserable?

why why why?

am seriously downheartened...
Because short people suffering "short man's disease" need to feed their families too!!
I am not saying all short bosses are evil just that all my evil bosses were short, or maybe it is my antiestablishment stance (question for self). You can change but they can't grow.........
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