There are so many times that I wonder (question myself) why I am the boss. Honestly I am not a good boss... I take everything said or done personally. I am not thick skinned.
Things have been building to a head - an explosive head at school. My staff - I admit it - have probably been screwed over for the last umpteen years. They have not really had time to get to know me - with my being absent for over half of last year.
when I ask them to trust me... when I say I have your best interests at heart - when I tell them repeatedly that I understand they have trust issues with bosses.......... and they just go on doing things they have always done.......... why do they think they will get different results???
It all blew up yesterday. I have an employee who doesn't have many hours - who would love more hours. I have an employee off on CSST long term CSST. Her hours were given to a replacement. Employee A has been bitching at me that she wants the hours. I explained and explained that if I gave her the 45 minutes more a day she wouldn't earn any seniority - and if she wants a permanent position she NEEDS fucking (I didn't say fucking to her) seniority. I was trying - behind the scenes to drum up more hours for her - that she would collect seniority on............. I kept saying to her "trust me" .. because until I was sure I could pull it off I was not going to say anything.
She didn't trust me. She went to the Union. I talked to the Union (someone I have worked with for over 30 years - who thank god - knows me and knows I am fair) The end result - I gave Employee A the extra 45 minutes and am damned if I am gonna do anything extra for her from now on.
But it isn't just her.......... there are about 4 of them that are the worst gossips you have ever met... who delight in someone else's problems........... who are in plain language "shit disturbers"
Today I am going to have a talk with all my staff.. I am going to lay my cards on the table. I am going to tell them EXACTLY what I expect as BOSS - and one of the main things I expect is team work. IF they can't give that to me - I am going to point to the job postings on the board and tell them to apply somewhere else.
I have no more time or patience for these "princesses" who think the world owes them.
They have forgotten what their job is REALLY about.............
the K I D S
I am going to remind them after lunch today........ and damn the consequences!!!!!