Office Jail

Everyone at our company calls the main office ‘jail,’ because that’s how the gentleman who is in charge runs it.  Let me give you a few examples.

If you are gone more than 30 minutes for lunch, he accuses you of being on an interview.  He periodically walks the entire office and if you are not at your desk when he walks by, he will call you down and ask you if you have enough work to do.  He makes comments that he wants you to work so hard that you leave everyday with a headache.  Usually I do leave with a headache, but it’s because of him.  Even though he’s not allowed to do this, he asks detailed health questions about why you have to leave the office if you say you have a doctor’s appointment.

This is the only place I’ve worked where people are literally scared to leave on time.  Even if you are at your desk at 8 and leave at 5, he will talk behind your back to your co-workers, insinuate that you aren’t putting in enough hours and say he’s pondering if your job is still needed.  You aren’t allowed to go to any seminars outside of the office.  And if you absolutely have to do it, you have to provide him with a written report on the event by the end of the same day.  It’s the silliest thing I have ever seen.  Oh, and don’t even think about calling in sick or taking a vacation day.  Particularly with the vacation time, he will purposefully send you e-mail after e-mail while you’re out of the office.  Plain and simply, he wants to ruin your vacation time and make you worry about work.

Yes, I look forward to telling this guy to shove it when I get a new job.

Submitted by Tammy

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