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|Thu, 02-14-2013 - 4:00pm|
My boss has been driving me crazy lately. I have been working here for 16 yrs and one of the reasons i could tolerate the job is that he was mostly uninterested, as long as I was getting results. I liked being autonomous. Well in the past 6 months or so he has suddenly decided that he is going to interfere with everything that I'm doing and make all decisions because he believes that his tactics will get us more money (that hasn't been shown yet). We are lawyers and so far we have less money coming in because he doesn't want to settle any cases unless he gets the maximum dollar amount that he thinks is available--ok, so possibly we will get more in the future but right now we aren't getting anything and since part of my pay is bonuses that depend on cases being settled, it's affecting my paycheck negatively.
I was really upset this week because I told him that no matter what suggestion I make, he just has the opposite opinion and never listens to anything I say so I feel like I might as well never say anything. Mind you, I have actually been a lawyer a few years longer than he has and I worked for myself for a while so I really do not need his supervision. He hasn't seen the inside of a courtroom since I've been here so all this "knowledge" is purely theoretical. Today I heard him talking to another lawyer in just the same way--he was pointing out problems in a case and my boss just said "oh that's not a problem" so I realized it's not me, it's that he's a narcissist who is always right and can't take suggestions from anyone.
Obviously I am looking for another job but it might take a while to get one.