First off before I get into a gripe/cry session. I just wanted to know what everyone has thought about the RNC? I am enjoying myself immensely, cheering, clapping, whoo-hooing etc.
So, last Thursday I got into a debate with my boss and for the first time I disagreed with her about politics. Usually I just let her talk and say nothing. She is the type of person who is never, ever, wrong and never at fault.
Well, she got so frustrated with me that she said, "LETICIA YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO ME!"
Well, I didn't talk anymore after that. She turned ice cold towards me and it has been a living hell ever since.
Also, that same day I mistakenly proved her wrong about an insurance claim and that just added more fuel to the fire. Word of advice never argue with the boss even if you are correct. Hard lesson learned.
The next day she scolded me and a patient for talking about politcs, the patient apologized and then was corrected and was told she was talking to me. My face turned beet red.
To make a long story short. She is watching everything I do now, and took over my job of doing insurance claims and the data entry for those that have been paid. Constantly scolding or lecturing and pointing out every thing to me as if I were a child.
I was on the phone calling insurance companies and she stood right in front me the entire time and took over each call, literally, telling me, "give me the phone."
Today, I apologized for everything and we had a good day. She even told me that I was a very good employee. The atmosphere relaxed. I harbored a small hope that this horrid tension was over. NOT!
I was upstairs filing and came down to shut everything off when I saw her in my chair running insurance claims. I noticed that the printer was misprinting all of her claims. I, stupidly, informed her and that was it, she was ticked off again at me!
You see after printing one claim that had to be rebilled, I forgot, for the first time in 1-1/2 years, to realign the gauge on the printer. She didn't notice that and began to print.
I would have fixed it as I began to shut off all of the equipment. I never had a chance.
Now, terrified as I was, there was no way in hell I was going to tell her to hit the printer icon on the desktop and to cancel all of the documents. And then, shut off the printer from printing any more, not knowing this, she let it run. And... getting angrier by the minute.
So, after it was finished, in haste and anger she tried to realign the paper, but that is a bit tricky, you have to align the paper into the brackets behind the printer very carefully or they will bunch up if not properly set and then roll the paper slowly then you set the gauge.
She began to re-print and the papers got all bunched up.
She began to yell at me, never once looking at me.
And said, "EVERY TIME YOU FINISH PRINTING YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO ALIGN THE PRINTER! THAT'S HOW IT IS DONE! THAT'S HOW IT IS ALWAYS HAD BEEN DONE! I GUESS I BETTER START DOING INSURANCE NOW, SINCE I ALREADY HAVE BEEN DOING IT!"
I held back my tears, and apologized profusely for my error but it went into deaf ears.
(Nevermind the fact, she never aligns it since she took over my job.)
I held in my tears when I left the office and broke down in my car.
By the time I got home I was shaking all over and my husband did his best to comfort me.
I don't know how to handle this situation. I used to love my job and my boss. But now, I dread walking into that office, wondering what mood she is going to be in. I thought for sure she was going to fire me. And I feel that is close in coming, she has turned from a beautiful caring, understanding, compassionate person to a tyrant in one week.
I have always wondered why people in high positions feel that they can treat people below them like yesterday's garbage? Why??
While she was seething I just prayed over her and myself. I don't know what else to do? My hubby says it is time to find another job. He may be right. But O How I loved my job and my hours. Now what?