Sal, your story is hilarious! Maybe instead of communication training he got Jedi training! They probably told him he needed to look at people when they talk, and he is taking that to an uncomfortable extreme! I can just imagine.
But sounds like a cool workplace to have that initiative. A 6 on the asshole scale is better than a 10 any day.
Thanks you guys. I’m going to face him tomorrow for the first time since the email… I don’t know if he read it! I sent him an email asking him NOT to read it, and his response was, “No worries…” (so vague–does that mean he DID read it and not to worry, or he didn’t read it so don’t worry??? )
And then I sent him a different email asking for a meeting on Thursday to “clear the air.” and he agreed to that. So… I don’t think I’m fired.
But gah! Now I have to have one of these touchy feely conversations with my boss But I know I have to because otherwise I’ll quit one of these days and I really shouldn’t because it’s a great job.
One thing I always forget is that I can’t change people… 90% of the pain I suffer in my life is from WANTING other people to change… and my boss isn’t an asshole. He’s a pretty good guy (only 3 on the asshole scale), but we recently had an altercation where I was disappointed with him. Since then I’ve held a grudge and I’m being argumentative, which is bringing out the worst in him. So I need to talk to him about it, but I also somehow need to remember that I can’t change him…
The sooner I accept him how he is, the sooner I can get back to being happy at work. Ahhhhhh… (why is it so hard to be a grown up sometimes ? )