By Anonymous - 30/04/2016 01:09 - United States - Saint Petersburg

Today, I gave my boss a report I wrote on my own time, full of suggestions on how to increase productivity and profits at our company. He said my ideas made "about as much sense as pistol-whipping a ghost" and that I was impressing no-one. FML
I agree, your life sucks 13 015
You deserved it 2 475

Same thing different taste

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It might just be because it was bad. Just because you made it in your own time doesn't make it better.


It might just be because it was bad. Just because you made it in your own time doesn't make it better.

Wow. Seriously. They were only suggestions. And who would know better about making changes, or suggest changes to improve the work place than an employee who works there. I bet if you had the chance to say something like that to an employee, you couldn't. Not in a note, or e mail. To their face.

I wouldn't if the suggestions were truly terrible. My guess is it was a combination of the suggestions being not so great and the boss just being an asshole.

No. Bosses, supervisors, managers, employees of a higher position don't like suggestions unless they are there own. I hate working anywhere when you work with bosses that are like 1+1 is not 2, it's whatever I say. **** that.

icekingz 7

I guess his boss isn't as much of a pussy as you are and can handle telling someone the truth

Maybe the suggestions were bad, but the fact that OP did the report on his own time and was trying to improve the company shows a work ethic and level of dedication that should be encouraged, not rebuked. The boss didn't even have to lie. He could have simply said, "No, these suggestions aren't going to work, but, thank you. I appreciate your effort all the same."

Yeah. A pussy who can't put his pussy ass face on his profile right.

tarlax 11

Ooh, sick burn, dude. What next, "My dad can kick your dad's ass"? Whether these people are right or wrong, you're just acting like a crybaby. Frankly, you're the one who needs a damn good pistol-whipping right now.

So you're okay with random people disrespecting you over your own opinion? I don't know where you're going with the dad thing, you must be a really young person. But I bet you that pussy doesn't even use that word to my face or anyone else.

tarlax 11

Of course I don't give a shit if someone "disrespects" me. How fragile is your ego? You're 31 years old, act your age. And the dad thing is what little kids say to each other to feel tough. It's on about the same level as wit as your comment. Your comments account for almost a whole third of this comments section. By this point, you're abusing the right to spout stupid shit.

This has nothing to do with ego or how many comments one can make and even respect. But if you would like to comment on something, you have every right to voice your opinion and I can respect that. But to comment and voice your opinion disrespectfully, that's totally different.

tarlax 11

In his defence - and I'm really struggling to find any defence of this guy - #21 did call him a pussy first, and he was just throwing it back at him/her.

Don't take it personally, OP. Sometimes bosses don't like taking ideas from their workers, because it takes them away from their job or it makes them look bad, or they like how everything is being run, and they don't want to make a bunch of changes.

I don't know what position you're in but giving your opinions on these things when not asked is usually not appreciated. Next time maybe talk to him first?

TheSiraffe 16

That's kinda like telling your coach how y'all should practice. You don't do it

So what you are saying is that coaches always have their players practicing in a safe and productive manner? Yeah. Since your reference was about sports, I'm wondering if you have had a job or work somewhere?

TheSiraffe 16

I do work lol. My point is that you shouldn't tell your superior how to do their job

It sounds like 29 works in a preschool.

Hey op, follow the work procedures unless it is not safe. Then can you actually stop right away and work until it's safe. But if your suggestions were to help improve productivity, I suggest you keep your ideas written very well and save them for when you become a boss, then if you know for sure that your ideas are great, don't give them away, especially to a p.o.s. boss like the one you have.

Holy shit man, how many down votes will it take to drive you away?

You will see your ideas implemented. What you will not see is your rise.

You mean raise? Yeah, it happens a lot, management puts a suggestion box or ask for suggestions from their employees to help make improvements. Isn't that why they hire bosses and supervisors and managers? Sometimes shit like this just isn't funny anymore, it gets offensive.

Hey #3, I don't know where you have worked, but most places, when a new boss arrives, it usually means changes. A boss comes in with the mentality of" I'm going to make this company/business greater/better." And many times when there is a meeting to introduce said boss/supervisor/Manager, he or she will introduce him/her self and one of two things. 1. Either come off as friendly, "We're a family, let's work together to make this the best company it can be, or 2. Intimidating, " I'm the new Boss/Supervisor and I run a tight ship, I will be keeping a close eye on employee performance, attendance, punctuality, if you don't meet specified requirements you will no longer be working here. Ha. I laugh because I know what's up. I always tell new workers, "bro's and girls or ladies, if you show up for work on time, are not absent unless you're sick, and work in a productive manner, you have and will have a job." Simple as that.

Dude you are reading waaaaaaaay too far into this FML. Don't fall with that reach, now.

You're reading too far into literally everything. Most things you say don't make much sense. Can you please do us all a favor and stop commenting? You are annoying many of us.

I would love to see your suggestions. Chances are you were looking at your situation from the perspective from the employee. Your boss might not think there's enough issue to make changes. As well, he likely knows more about financial and resource budgeting, talk between higher management about priorities relating to this, and even current happiness levels of employees. If you want to show you care about workplace happiness, don't just try to fix what you think is wrong. Instead, have a conversation work your boss about what you've noticed.

Sorry to disagree with you, but saying that a boss knows more about finances isn't always the case. Remember, bosses also have bosses. And the higher positions held by general managers and vice presidents, sometimes not even they deal with finance$$$. They deal with numbers. For example, this is our goal, what can we do to reach this goal. That message is most likely said in a meeting with all of management, the big gm's and vp's, they're not going to lose sleep over this, lower management might, but not as much as the employees of the company, anyone who isn't a part of management. They will get worked to reach these goals. Really messed up most of the time.

Snickers4 16

You look chill in your profile pic but you sound crazy as **** so please keep your opinions to yourself :) have a nice day

Exactly. You would understand too if you were taken for granted and witnessed so many incidents of management disrespecting their own co-workers. Myself included when I was younger.

I wish op wasn't anonymous to talk to that person, but unfortunately I can't talk to anonymous. Damn it, I hope this is not that anonymous group.