Crazy Wicked Woman

by Scientist
(South Africa)

I have been working for a manufacturer whose owner is quite possibly bipolar. The owners are a husband and wife team, the husband is diplomatic and calm, the wife is a psychotic lunatic! I have never met a more evil and angry women in my life. She has memory like a fish, and forgets what she has told you to do, then tells you to do the opposite… and why haven’t you anticipated her every thought?


She is great at marketing (that’s how I got hooked) and putting on a front for people who don’t work for her. But if you do, on your first day, a different “Hyde-like” boss emerges. She shouts at the staff to wash her car; once we had friends of hers over to visit the business, and when one of the workers asked if she needed her car washed, she laughed and said “well that’s very kind of you”, as if it never happened before…

She has been running a factory with no training or interest in the product, the product's safety, or quality. Her management style is nonexistent, everyone is apparently useless, and deserves to be berated, bullied and asked if you are too stupid to do it properly. Other employees told me that she used to make them work in silence, although you may whisper. You know those people who don’t listen, because they are too busy formulating their argument in their head on some useless part of the discussion they happened to pick up.

She calls her staff her “team”, but is forever threatening to get a new team. Her staff turnover is huge… We have lost many employees all who have quit due to her tyrannical reign as crazy malicious queen.

Quite often (while on her daily rants), she’ll take cockroaches and put them on my and the Quality Manager’s desk to prove we have pest issues. We know this, but have not been allowed to pest proof the area. She thinks everyone is trying to rip her off and stealing (including her husband); as she comes from money (but is terrible at paying debtors accounts). She likes to think she is a big fish and refuses to let people tell her anything, because she is alfa dog. Your ideas always suck, until her husband tells her its a good idea, then she tells you her husband has a brilliant idea, ja, mine.

She is a hoarder and does not like to throw anything away, which is an issue in our workplace.

Her marketing ploys have been to be "organic and green", but we know its only about money and fame.

I have resigned and am leaving in a week, and this boss then had the audacity to threaten my career if I left, because this industry is a “small pond”. If I don’t eat my humble pie and finish out the end of the year, she will mess with my leave payment (which she has done to staff members who have quit in the past). But I feel much better after ranting here..

So long horrible witch, I wish you nothing. You are a terrible terrible boss, manager and communicator, although you are too idiotic to realise it... oh sweet justice.


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Wow
by: Anonymous

sounds like an awful situation

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WOW
by: Anonymous

I feel for you man! Although your post makes for funny read, thanks for your candid remarks :) It must be a horrible situation, but don't let that pretentious b*tch try to intimidate you, you have legal rights and she won't be able to touch your final pay. BTW she must have a twin in western Canada, your story sounds a lot like that of a friend's! Hang in there :D

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feel fpr you
by: wendy

My boss is definitely the worst kind out there. Extremely rude and obnoxious. Maybe I should give in my resignation........

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