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Writer's Block: Anti-bullying month

Who is the biggest bully in your life? One response chosen at random will win an Amazon Kindle. [contest details] (sponsored by )

Aside from the usual gamut of cretins I had to deal with in junior high and high school, the biggest bully I ever had to deal with was a boss who must have been Satan incarnate. I have never worked for a more consummately evil person.

He treated people like dirt, used his position to increase his wealth and status at the expense of customers and employees alike, and openly mocked and humiliated people who had belief systems which did not match his own. If you didn't kiss this man's ass, you immediately became a target, and your family was not spared his tender ministrations. The hell lasted five months, and I finally told him I wasn't going to put up with his bullshit any longer. He fired me, and it was the biggest favor anyone had ever done... I moved to a wonderful, fulfilling career that lasted for 22 years.

Oh, and the Boss from Hell? He was fired shortly thereafter for malfeasance. Small consolation, but what goes around comes around.


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deckardcanine
Oct. 4th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
Hmm. The question uses the present tense, and I can't rightly say I'm bullied these days. For my school days, no one bully stands out as the most bullying (as opposed to the literally biggest).
r_caton
Oct. 4th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
The best bullies come from the ranks of the managers - the fear of unemployment, the sack, the loss of livelihood....
the peaked cap that defines the worth of the man(?)....
better than being a traffic warden...

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