How to you rate your current boss? Or, yourself if you are one.

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by cupid_stunt, Nov 30, 2018.


5 is highest, top options for rating your boss, bottom 5 options for rating yourself as a boss.

  1. I rate my boss - 5

  2. I rate my boss - 4

  3. I rate my boss - 3

  4. I rate my boss - 2

  5. I rate my boss - 1

  6. I rate myself - 5

  7. I rate myself - 4

  8. I rate myself - 3

  9. I rate myself - 2

  10. I rate myself - 1

  1. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    I've had some seriously good ones, and some seriously bad ones, that were complete nightmares.

    Most of my working life I've been in middle management 'hands on' roles, where I've always tried my best to be a good manager, and protect my team should we have a more senior manager that has been a complete fuckwit.

    At sometimes I've been the 'big boss', like I am now, running a small business, which I only set-up because I had to walk out of my last job, as the senior management was shit, and caused more problems than they solved. There was nowt else going locally where my experience & skills would fit in with any position that would suit me personally, so I was left with little choice, but do something myself.

    I think one of the worst I came across was at my last job, a temp manager was brought in to cover maternity leave, I had a separate team, but in the same open-plan office. I witnessed her treating her team like shit, and reducing some to tears, I couldn't get my head around it, certainly a 1 out of 5 twat. In the end, I had to go to our joint senior manager, only to discover they were friends, which is how she got the job, so that went down well. :facepalm:

    Being a temp manager, my sister-in-law described her as a 'Seagull Manager' - flies in, making a lot of noise, shits on people, then flies off again. :D

    Personally, my basic principle is to treat people as you would expect to be treated yourself, which seems simple enough, and has worked for me. I've also never really considered myself as a 'boss' as such, just a team member that by accident happened to be the team leader, if that makes sense.

    I've moved jobs, and when vacancies have become available, people from my previous job have applied and ended-up coming across, I can think of at least half a dozen having done that. I take that as a sign that I am a good 'boss'.

    So, anyway how do you rate your current boss, or yourself if you are boss, and what good or bad boss stories can you share?

    I am giving myself 4 out 5, because whilst I consider I am almost perfect, there's always room for improvement, and I didn't want to be seen as too arrogant! :D
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    the big boss? 2/5

    he's not absolutely dreadful. and i'm feeling generous
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  3. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    There's a reason I am unemployed and unemployable.
  4. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    The poll doesn't go low enough for my boss. He merits a 0 at best.

    Mrs Dess sent him an email this week about three 16 yr olds, not from the academy, who pushed into her classroom and were aggressive towards her. She wants to talk to him about this. Although he's opened the email, there's a read notification, he's not replied. I'm fuming that he's not been in touch at all.
  5. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

    Worst boss I ever had was when I was self-employed... total wanker :mad:
  6. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I am a dreadful person to work with - the bosses I get on with are the ones who just let me get on and do my job, I can't bear anyone who pesters about it or tries to interfere or tells me how to get from A to B - if you want B, then you leave it up to me how to get there from point A in the way that works best for me. If goalposts change, I am not going to pretend that didn't happen - and that makes me unpopular. I do tend to work hard though.

    I am good at re-designing things so that they work better, in terms of how to record stuff and use IT to better advantage - this doesn't always go down well though.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
  7. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    3 out of 5 because she is never around, but on the other hand, she is never around.
  8. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    There's only two kinds of boss.

    Bad ones and non-existent ones.
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  9. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    I love my boss at the moment because they don't interfere with my work and just let me get it on with. It's only temporary till July next year though so am having to look for permanent work to replace it with. Will miss the place I am currently at if I find a new job.
  10. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Hahahaha. Hahahaha. Where’s the 0 option?

    Incompetence bordering on criminal negligence. Never before worked with such a unified staff, all calling out the bullshit as one. Management inhabit a different reality. Dangerous.
  11. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    My boss is pretty good - he gets a 4, and in truth not getting a 5 is because of stuff completely outside of his control.

    I on the other hand am fucking wonderful. Diligent, competent, friendly, and supportive of colleagues who I might find myself in competition with in future promotion boards...

    My worst boss was so awful that I tried to join the SAS in order get away from him.
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  12. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

  13. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    My boss is a solid 4. He leaves me alone to do my job, pretty much let’s me pick and choose my hours, gives me time off whenever I want it and isn’t any bother whatsoever.

    He loses a point because he can be patronising and speaks to me as you would a small child at times. But I’ve called him out on it and he explained it’s because I’ve got the attention span of a gnat which is fair comment.
  14. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    I'm not even sure who my 'boss' is. My chain of management are complete chocolate teapots so that might explain that.
  15. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    My immediate bosses have mostly been ok but higher up the chain they are mostly cunts.
  16. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    My boss is a bit of seagull tbh.
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  17. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    My boss is a good un. Expects a lot but he’s really really good at what he does, so fair enough. Learning a lot from him, and he lets me get stuck in and will assume I can do something (so my responsibility to say if I can’t- but then he’ll show me). Not much patience for stuff that doesn’t meet his standards (would not dare to be late, or leave something undone- wouldn’t anyway tho). I like that tho, he has pride in his team and people step up to that. He’s well loved too, because he actually gives a shit about those under him. All round 5/5.
  18. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

    I don't have a boss.
    I have like 15 managers who take it in turns to manage me. In a whole year I probably get about 500 minutes worth of management in total.
    I had 10 minutes of management 2 days ago. 8 of that was spent chatting about football.
  19. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I give myself a 5 as I work for myself.

    I'm still recovering from the abuse I received from a shit manager in my last company. She can rot in hell :D
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  20. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    All bosses are cunts. Including me during that part of my job where I am effectively a boss.
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  21. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    My current boss is a vast improvement on my last boss, has been very supportive and helpful on various issues, although does have a tendency to sweat the small stuff, which I'm trying to train her out of.

    I like to think I'm OK as a boss. Certainly the chap that works for me is a lot less nervous since he started reporting to me, and I try to be kind and helpful to him. He's always apologetic whenever he books holiday, but I tell him not to worry. He keeps on top of the deadlines and does an amazing job, and I want him to keep on doing that.
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  22. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I once worked for someone who was a terrible boss - it was suspected she had narcissistic personality disorder and she was a controlling micromanage to boot. Not fun.
  23. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    I currently work for myself so I have to say my current boss is an all round superb chap, The quality of managers I have had when I was a corporate drone varied enormously from some who were great to some who I would have cheerfully shot in the back at the first opportunity.
    I had one once who used to ask people what they were doing at the weekend and would often tell them they couldn't in case the company needed to call them for something (even if not oncall), needless to say I at least just ignored her.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
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  24. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    My direct boss is flippin' awesome. Love him to bits!
  25. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Same, my direct boss is lovely, she really gets the industry we work in, and supports me 100% with the right level of hands off management based on mutual trust. I feel I could go to her with any issue or dumb query without a problem.

    I really could not say the same for my past few jobs.
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  26. Borp

    Borp member

    My immediate boss - 4. He's actually great. Protects the team. Fights for pay rises for everyone. And secures them. Is only ever bossy about the actual work. Doesn't sweat the irrelevant stuff. Probably the best thing is he doesn't actually want to be a boss, but he has some good qualities that make him a good one. He loses a point because he's also a mate.
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  27. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    Story of my life. :D

    Perhaps that helps someone being a 'good' boss.
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  28. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    Today. Today he is a 0 out of 5. Or possibly worse. No stars. Would not recommend.

    Almost my whole team - including my boss - disappeared for Xmas without telling me (I can see their diaries - nothing there!) and put on oooas telling everyone to contact a mailbox that only I have access to. Fucking genius. I'm surprised that he didn't leave a trail of slime as he left the building tbh. I spoke to him many times yesterday and he never once said the words 'incidentally, after this conversation I'm buggering off til January'

    Needless to say everything went wrong today. I can't explain how without identifying myself but trust me - very wrong. Oh, and I had 5 people's workloads. And Christmas is apparently a deadline for anyone who needs anything evah.

    Good times.
  29. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    That's a shitty cowardly thing to do, Poot. What a loathesome turd of a man.

    May I suggest forwarding anything that comes in back to him or one of the others, after all it's not like they're paying you the money to do their work so why should you?

    Put an out of office on the actual mailbox for the days you won't be checking it. If your office is closed between Christmas eve and 2nd Jan, put that in there. In reality I expect most people will be off themselves so there shouldn't be much to deal with.

    If he can't actually be arsed to have a short conversation with you about cover, you can only assume the office will be shut.

    What a fucker though :mad:
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  30. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I have a new boss, the old one got paid off suddenly. He's OK so far, he likes short meetings and seems reasonable :hmm:

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