Why you should NEVER... EVER.... EVER TRUST YOUR BOSS!

I am female. I will not tell my name, for fear of more retaliation than I am already facing!

I have worked at my job, as a director for a PBS Television Station, for the past twenty-four (24) years. My boss worked in the section next to mine, before becoming my supervisor. He and I became friends, or so I thought so!

When this man became my boss, though he had never directed a television show, I immediately took him into my confidence, telling him about all of the problems I had encountered with others...some of whom were his co-workers, before he became my boss. WRONG MOVE!

Little did I know that this guy really had it in for me...at the behest of his co-workers...all female...all disliking me for not settling for office work. Instead, I worked to become a "director", and had made it. In the meantime, all of these "female" office workers, were watching me.

At the first opportunity, upon becoming my supervisor, this guy took everything I said, and did and exaggerated it. He then started giving my directing assignments to his "favorites". He documented all conversations I had with him, and used those conversations as fodder to demote me, isolate me, humiliate me, and embarass me. He even slammed the door in my face, a couple of weeks ago.

He had since "earned stripes" for humiliating me, and "putting me in my place" for his female "friends".

My advice to young professionals is this:

1) Never, ever, ever, trust your boss!
2) Never, ever, ever, trust your co-workers!
3) Always be professional in your dress.
4) Always be professional when working with anybody!
5) Remember..."office snakes" are watching you.
6) They watch when you come in....when you leave.
7) They "monitor" what you are doing.
8) Try to be "responsible" for your own career"
9) Stay out of "office politics". In the end, you will find yourself "alone", while everybody
"went to bat" for...is "buddy-buddy".
10) Go to work...do your job...go home. Don't trust anybody at work! They are waiting to "tell on you" hoping to get a feather in their cap, or a leg-up with the boss.

Again...Never...ever...trust your Boss!

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I 100% agree with you that we should not trust our boss...Whatever boss said we must at least filter out 90%...another 10% we need to make our judgement. May be only 1% we can hear and the most importance is our boss can force us to throw letter. Not only our boss we can't trust, others boss also can't trust. I have experience that other boss told me every ok, u can come to my function. But when really request want to transfer he will change the word.

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I definitely know better than to take a co-worker in my confidence and tattle on the other co-workers. I'm pleasant and remain neutral and talk only when need to. I avoid office politics and holiday parties. There's too much nonsense going on and hearing the gossip afterwards. I don't trust my co-worker and boss(es). I only speak to them when spoken to or have the need concerning business work. I keep my distance.

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I agree you should not trust your co workers. I've experienced a lot of unnecessary nastiness and gossiping. People can be downright mean especially when you did NOTHING to provoke a situation. The work world I have learned you better watch what you say in general conversations as well as what you think you are confiding to someone. Once someone learns how to "push your buttons" they will keep doing it because they can get away with it. They won't suffer any consequences for it either. I have also learned that there are co workers that text amongst each other about things that happen at work and about other co workers that they don't like.

Co workers are never to be trusted. You don't know what king of thoughts are really going through their heads. I've also learned that if you use your companies text messaging system, you better be damn careful of what you are saying because your supervisor can pull up any email and any text message sent from your computer. Just a lesson I learned a long time ago.

It's also advisable not to be connected to any co workers on facebook either. Not unless you know you can 100% trust them. Even then I am not so sure.

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You make a good point, one must keep one's colleagues at a distance i agree. Do not be nasty but do not trust them entirely. It looks to me as if you are a victim of workplace bullying and I would suggest you too keep a secret diary of relevant events. That way you have got something to hit back with should the need arise.
I too have had a similar experience in the past and i understand how you feel.
I wish such measures were not needed but it is a sign of the times we live in I am afraid.

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