Here is mine. I like my job and my team. I love the company I work for, but my boss is incompetent. It took me some time realize it. I am now wondering if it’s time to move on.
First, he tolerated a loser colleague of mine who was inappropriate and then sexually harassing one my people. I took extraordinary measure to protect her and prompt an investigation - he was eventually fired, but no thanks to my boss. Now he is just plan incompetent.
He focuses a ton of energy doing things that I should do or that my colleagues should do - at the expense of his own job. Really, he even does a ton of stuff that his assistant should do. I think he focuses on lower level/easy work because it’s easy and his own job scares him.
All that is fine, but now he is insulting me. He is finally leaning into me to do some important work - due to intense pressure from his own (new) manager to produce. I’m finally doing some work that is normal for someone at my level and he acts so worried about me, like I’m gonna burn out. I’m fine. I still manage my workload and rarely work more than 40 hours per week. For a few weeks I worked some 50 hour weeks, but now I’m back to normal. I’m actually doing stuff I enjoy and I’m proud of it.
He frets about silly stuff. Worried that it’s too much work for me even though I often delegate it to a few people who work for me and we quickly bang it out with some team work. He thanks me over the top for normal stuff that wasn’t hard at all. It’s weird.
I like my work. I enjoy it. I was stressed when we were laying people off because that sucks. Now that’s over and we are doing work, I love it. I don’t need to be fretted over or worried about. This paternalistic shit is killing me. LET ME DO MY JOB.