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Unfortunately, this email must be sent anonymously. I have just begun a new position with deep misgivings concerning the reputation of the boss that hired me has with past employees. I am doing the work for financial reasons (essentially I have no choice at this time).
This particular individual has both psychiatric and legal training.
of this particular individual have characterized him as, among other
In his defense, he did have a heart attack last year, and the office has suffered from a severe case of the revolving-door employee syndrome, and as a result the filing system (essential to running it) is a complete mess. He has contended to me personally that past employees were psychiatrically disturbed (?!) and engaged in deliberate sabotage.
Suggestions for keeping one's sanity (LOL)?
There are difficult bosses, and then there are difficult bosses. And then there is your boss. Frankly, this sounds like a situation where you cannot win. Your boss sounds like he needs therapy. Unless he gets it, there is little that you can do to protect yourself from his eratic behaviour.
You mention that you need this job for financial reasons. I would urge you look for another job, even if it means a cut in pay, or a time without an income.
Your current position carries a high risk of doing you harm through the stress it imposes on you. Given the track record of your boss in retaining employees, I suspect you will reach the point of having to leave soon enough. Why not go quickly and save yourself the grief of working with this person.
I wish you well as you deal with a very difficult dilemma.
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