I have a new boss who is a bit of a dolt…nothing alarming about this. His minor annoyances include calling me “dude” or “bro”…he’s generally disrespectful, egotistical and rude.
We had an office luncheon a week ago to socialize before the holidays. We decided to order-in rather than a potluck (to the last potluck he, instead of cooking, brought a $2 plastic box of cookies) and we selected Chinese. I paid my $12 for my meal plus a generous tip.
At noon I was summoned to the lunchroom as the food had arrived. I reviewed the two remaining boxes, and neither of them were mine. Hmm, ok, well, my lunch didn’t arrive. The woman who’d picked up the food assured me it was there….”D25”. Immediately my new boss says, “D25…uh oh,” and he lifts the lid to show me the top says D25. I can see that his fork is sticking out of the food, and that he’s eaten a good amount. This means HIS meal is sitting on the table, and it’s contents in no way resemble my meal in color, ingredients, side orders etc.
“Ok, no problem” I said and I walked out and went back to my office.
A few minutes later there’s a knock at the door. “Hey dude, do you want to share the food, there’s plenty?” Why would I want to share food that he’s been dipping his fork into!?
“No, thanks, I’m all set, enjoy it”.
He returns to the lunch room and announces to my coworkers, “He’s trying to make me feel bad for eating his lunch. I offered to share with him, I don’t know what his problem is”.
Ok, so not only did he NOT pay me for my lunch that he ate, nor did he offer to replace it, and now he’s mocking me to my coworkers saying that I have a PROBLEM? One by one my coworkers contacted me to let me know the boss said I have a problem because I didn’t want to share my lunch right out of his mouth.
Now he wants to order lunch again on Friday, I (un)politely ignored his email. Knock at the door… “Dude, how about lunch Friday?” He never offered to buy me lunch to compensate me for the lunch he literally stole from me. I informed him that I was, “all set ordering lunches for awhile”, to which he replies, “Come on, Bro, I’ll try not to eat your lunch this time..ha ha.”
So this socially crippled moron is now teasing me to my face about stealing a lunch from me.
The good thing is that now I’m identified as a “problem” I likely won’t be here too long…. 1224-14