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How to get back at your boss

April 24, 2008

This site about how to get back to your boss is amusing. The first thing that hit me was, is that all they can do? I mean check out the 4th favorite get-back: “Got drunk with my boyfriend and did it on the boss’s desk.” At the age of surveillance cams? Duh.

I have more trust in my fellow Malaysians than Americans in this department. Assault plans on the boss’s car tires and chewing gum on his chair in the meeting room are old tricks. The best I heard was someone who broadcasted his boss’s email add & phone number to a bunch of Nigerian scammers causing every shyster from Lagos to Cape Town to call him.

But seriously, what would you do about a superior who is blatantly unfair to you at work? Grin and bear it, tell him off, start a psychological war, what?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. LC_Teh permalink
    April 25, 2008 5:14 am

    Watch him carefully for the chink in his armor. Look for fellow victims. Collectively, over time hit at that chink. It’s bound to give way.

    If he’s the president’s son, update your resume.

  2. Damien permalink*
    April 25, 2008 10:23 am

    Yeah I’ve seen boss and subordinate slug it out verbally before. The staff involved got banished to cold storage. The boss himself didn’t survive more than 6 months after that and was asked to leave due to performance reasons.

  3. May 1, 2008 9:22 pm

    I have a story here from long ago. Maybe it wasn’t strategy. I just got lucky the opportunity to hit back presented itself and grabbed it. http://lianchye.multiply.com/journal/item/87/Stories_from_the_workplace_II

  4. Damien permalink*
    May 2, 2008 12:13 am

    I read your post and yeah, you got lucky the ceo batted the question out to the open allowing you to prove your worth in the open as well. The art of getting back at your boss without his knowledge, now that’s something that seems more sophisticated in Asia than it is in the US.

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