View Full Version : How do you handle a co-worker who THINKS he's your boss?
11-24-07, 11:12 PM
Basically, we've all been there - the ass-kisser who thinks he's your boss and you stay cautious because if you mess with him.......you mess with the real boss.
Personally, I have a bad temper towards shit like that, never responded to it well but I have learned to just let it pass and not get enraged over it because well....it's not worth it to begin with - no matter what level you're on.
I'm currently going through it again and this time I'm dealing with a loud mouth prick. I don't really mind too much this time though because I'm about to get another job anyway.
Just out of curiosity (and maybe even some advice if ya have it) how do you deal with people like this?
11-24-07, 11:48 PM
Dress and act like him for one day at work, it'll show him what an ass he is.
Also put his stapler in jello.
11-24-07, 11:54 PM
Send a note to him from future him on the fax machine.
11-25-07, 12:06 AM
I always said to those boss-wannabes, "you ain't my boss" or "yeah, right" like that.
11-25-07, 01:34 AM
I fire them.
11-25-07, 01:37 AM
I tell them to f' off.
I amp up my passive aggressiveness. It usually doesn't bother me, but I like messing with them.
11-25-07, 01:27 PM
Have you tried sleeping with his wife?
11-25-07, 01:29 PM
Pull his name for secret santa and get him a dildo with a card that reads "go fuck yourself"
Put ex-lax in his coffee.
11-25-07, 03:58 PM
I almost posted this a few months ago as my co-worker is always acting like he's above me. He has been with the company a lot longer but I've been doing the job longer, he messes up a lot, and I get paid more.
Luckily he doesn't take responsibility for his mistakes (I do when I make them) so finally I told our boss who is also new to the company that he was lying about an excuse he made. Since then he's been a lot nicer.
11-25-07, 04:51 PM
That is probably my biggest pet peeve.. I work with a guy who thinks he is all funny and will say stuff when I leave a few mins early like "banker's hours.. or cutting the day a little short".. and he says it really loud so people that don;'t know my schedule might think i am ducking out early when in actuality i got there an hour early and didn't take a lunch.
11-25-07, 10:09 PM
Turn the tables on him. Act like his boss for a day, see how he likes it.
11-25-07, 10:27 PM
Ha - nice replies - thanks guys.
I'm in a similar position at work. This guy is very close to the boss, went to his wedding and saw his wife in hospital when she was pregnant. They have been talking about making him manager when our current manager leaves, and I thought it would be cool to apply for the role instead and leapfrog him, but I'd end up taking a pay cut for it.
Instead I hint to the boss at how much of a dick the guy is, and he agrees he is not ready for the managers position.
11-26-07, 06:48 AM
Punch him in his throat and tell him to stfu.
11-26-07, 08:40 AM
Ask the real boss with the psuedo-boss there, who you are supposed to take direction from. If you don't like the answer, might be time to look for a new job.
11-26-07, 09:44 AM
On the day I quit, I'll let the air out of his tires. How's that for passive aggressive?!
11-26-07, 09:57 AM
If they are not my boss, then I tell them to go fuck themselves.
11-26-07, 10:13 AM
Kill him and burn his house to the ground. :D
11-26-07, 10:51 AM
I fire them.
11-26-07, 11:37 AM
Hit on him and/or flirt with him.