Work was getting stuck because he was sitting on approvals. He used to treat people badly, create rift & insecurity within the team. The business was going bad to worse.
I waited for 6 months, when things did not change, I realised I had to do something. I went to his manager but nothing happened. Then I went to the Global CEO.
My boss got a scolding from the CEO.
He became angry, called me & yelled for over 30 mins. I refused to respond, I was calm, I realised it was of no use. I left the organisation after I found a good opportunity.
I later heard the entire team left, he was fired along with his boss. He lasted only a few months in his next job, was fired there as well.
I realised he came into my life to teach me 3 lessons:
1. Stand up for yourself, no one will if you don’t, this builds character
2. There is a difference between reacting & responding, responding is the art of letting go
3. Bad people come into our life for a reason to make us learn/grow, I grew after this incident, so did my career
How did you respond to bad bosses?
Are you reacting or responding?