How do I deal with a boss who is prone to chew me out?
October 6, 2011 12:42 PM Subscribe
How do I prevent from getting yelled at by my boss while still keeping my dignity?
posted by tunestunes to human relations (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I live and work at a mental health treatment facility that's basically run like a juvenile work camp. It's a place where someone has to know where you are at all times or else you get in trouble. I was signed up to go to a resume building seminar during work hours but forgot to my boss (which I am supposed to do). She has a short temper and has been getting down on me over the last week for small mistakes and it's been really wearing on my soul to get chewed out that bad. After returing from the seminar, a few of my co-workers said she was quite livid about the fact that I didn't tell her I was going. I need her approval perhaps more than anyone's in order to move to the next stage of the program and ultimately get the hell out of here. If she decides to chew me out tomorrow, I could easily just say "Listen, don't talk to me like that," but I need her as a reference on my resume after I'm out of here. What can I do or say to peacefully (and somewhat submissively, because this program really emphasizes that one respect authority) deal with her while sticking up for myself and not getting verbally abused? Thanks yall.