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RaptorsSparky 03-19-2019 11:26 PM

Is my boss disrespecting me?
 
Ive worked for this company for 2 years now and every time he comes to site he avoids all eye contact with me and ignores me at all costs. Im only an apprentice so I report to my journeyman and rarely talk to the boss. But, I just find it dis respectful that he doesn't even acknowledge a long time employee who never calls in sick or misses any days.

MikeFL 03-19-2019 11:52 PM

That's better than two different people telling you two different ways to do and the other being upset because you didn't do what they told you to do.

Let it go. If that's how he is, it's on him, not you.

macmikeman 03-20-2019 01:12 AM

He's just gay and shy. He wants to hold your hand and lay his head on your shoulder, but doesn't know how to approach you. You need to help him with some encouragement. Wink at him......

Coppersmith 03-20-2019 02:03 AM

Perhaps he is an introvert and is not comfortable meeting new people. He's not required to interface with you, so he doesn't. I wouldn't read any more into it than that.

tjb 03-20-2019 04:58 AM

Is my boss disrespecting me?
 
Why does it matter? Are your paychecks signed?

splatz 03-20-2019 05:20 AM

Don't you have enough problems that you definitely know are problems? Why go looking for trouble?

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjb (Post 5179250)
Why does it matter? Are your paychecks signed?

That's a good way to determine your boss doesn't have a problem with you.
:thumbsup:

trentonmakes 03-20-2019 05:59 AM

Ask for a raise

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gpop 03-20-2019 06:13 AM

I worked for a supervisor that was know for leaving notes and avoiding being social. I just found the guy odd. The basic rule was for us to make him look good by running a tight ship and he would only get involved if we couldn't play nicely together.
It was a running joke that the 3rd shift guy had not seen or spoke to him in person for over 3 years. We then got a micro manager and after 17 years i went and found a new job.

lighterup 03-20-2019 07:17 AM

It's not disrespect....just say good morning sir and leave it at that.
It's called "chain of command". Relax this system is actually great
mainly for the reason Mike gave you.
(Florida Mike ....uhhh not Hawaii Mike:vs_laugh:)

lighterup 03-20-2019 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trentonmakes (Post 5179266)
Ask for a raise

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:vs_laugh::vs_laugh:

just the cowboy 03-20-2019 08:46 AM

I know where you are coming from. I had a plant manager that I would say good morning to and he would just walk by. Turned out he had a bad back and was in pain all the time and was just focusing on walking.

John Valdes 03-20-2019 11:41 AM

Sometimes it takes two to tango.
Do you speak to him?

MechanicalDVR 03-20-2019 11:58 AM

I've had several bosses that were like that and wouldn't talk to an apprentice out on the job.

If they did talk to one it wasn't ever a good thing.

Don't be overly sensitive.

HackWork 03-20-2019 12:44 PM

This is the same guy who won't let you take a vacation?

wildleg 03-20-2019 01:25 PM

have you been showering daily ?

emtnut 03-20-2019 01:34 PM

I wouldn't exactly call 2 yrs a 'long time employee' .

Does he say Hi to all the other apprentices ? If so, it's you, if not, don't worry about it.

Come to think of it, you should be busy working, not looking at the boss !

telsa 03-20-2019 01:40 PM

To the OP: you need insensitivity training.

Signal1 03-20-2019 01:59 PM

Just keep working.

just the cowboy 03-20-2019 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by telsa (Post 5179404)
To the OP: you need insensitivity training.

As do half the kids nowadays, my own included.

emtnut 03-20-2019 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by telsa (Post 5179404)
To the OP: you need insensitivity training.

If that's like the sensitivity training I took (a few times !) ... It doesn't work:vs_laugh:


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