I have the boss from hell - he is such a micromanager but he does not even know what's going on in the office - he has to do all of the talking - is not interested in my comments although I have been doing my job for 8 years and he has been micromanaging for about 4 yrs - I have decided it is much better for me to email him questions rathe than try to have a real conversation face to face = he can be very curt and unpleaseant - I don't need that stress
it is so obvious who he likes and dislikes - I feel that I am in the dislike category - also, I think it could be an age issue since I am about 15 years older than he. I guess I am now in the "older worker" category. Essentially now when he comes into my office I listen and usually don't comment - shake my head in acknowledgement of what he is saying - consequently - I feel frustrated and stressed out that he does not want to hear my comments about situations occurring that affect my office.
any suggestions regarding how to handle the "young" (40ish) boss from hell will be appreciated - management classes were not required for his degree - innadaze