Boss Type: Mr. Invisible
It can be terrible when your boss is constantly over your shoulder. But, the opposite can be equally difficult. Some bosses just aren’t around when you need them, period. Here’s a great submission from Linda describing a non-existant boss:
A “lemon boss” doesn’t even come close to describing my last boss. He told us that when he was in his office with the door closed, we should simply pretend that he wasn’t there. That makes sense for an hour or two, but he would sit in his office for five days in a row with the door closed. When one of us was finally brave enough to ask what he was working on, he said he needed the time to make the work schedule for his employees. He said it was very complicated. But, he only had four employees. Oh yeah, and our days off never changed. Of course, after the five days, he would come out with the schedule for the following week, and then go back in to do the next schedule. We might as well have not had a boss.
Linda, here is a little present you might want to buy your old boss: