Just because you’re in a position of authority doesn’t mean being arrogant will go over well, especially if the people working on your project don’t work directly for the company to begin with.
A Redditor tells the story of one such boss, who came to the company he was doing some independent contracting for. When the higher up came on the scene, he decided to go full alpha, which didn’t go over so well.
We wonder if he had to do it over again, would he do things differently?
The person telling the story was one of two independent contractors working in the IT department. Compared to the company’s employees, he was the one rolling up his sleeves and getting the job done.
The guy stayed on beyond his contract to complete the job—he liked working where he was and, more importantly, liked the client. Everything was going fine until David Stress arrived.
Stress flexed from the moment he walked in the door. He yelled at workers and told the guy his program would never work.
The guy was pretty fed up. He decided to walk and told the client because he didn’t want to leave them high and dry.
The client intervened on the contractor’s behalf, and Stress was told he no longer held the position.
There was dinner planned for Stress’s arrival, but it turned out to have a different theme.
The contractor also stayed on to finish the product successfully.
Readers thought the contractor did the right thing from start to finish.
They also thought that Stress should have at least been polite—that he wasn’t was ultimately his problem.
Have you ever had a boss with terrible people skills? Had a boss who did something else to be awful?
Let us know in the comments!