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Are Female Bosses Really Nice?

Truth is that before I started work, I had this impression of female bosses and it is that they are usually not nice at all. This is judging from peoples experiences. Though so u can imagine my mindset when I started working. I have worked in three organizations before now and I am currently in working in the fourth. So u can trust when I give my own statistics.

From my first experience, I had a man as my boss so I wasn’t surprised he turned out to be nice all through my stay.

My second place of work presented me with the first opportunity of having a female boss who turned out to be very nice. She took it upon herself to drop me off after the days work every blessed day. Unfortunately, I was transferred to another branch where I had the opportunity of working with the second female boss who wasn’t only nice but who kept you on your toes by making u work and also enjoying every bit of the work. She also was ready to defend u whenever it mattered.

My third place offered me the third opportunity of working with a female boss, but trust me, this time it was far from all I had experienced working under a female boss as my boss in this place was not nice at all. She snaps at any given opportunity, was hostile and very touchy, funny enough she doesn’t speak good English. To make matters worse, she made me do menial jobs like washing of plates whenever the board just finished a meeting {it was a manufacturing industry}.After a month, I had to leave as I couldn’t stand her anymore. Did someone say ‘typical of female bosses?’

My fourth place which is where I am currently working, I want to believe God actually has compensated me for all the troubles I went through with my last female boss. Lest I forget, I am currently working under the fourth female boss and to say she is down to earth is an understatement. I can go on and on about how nice she is and how wonderful she makes me feel every single day. She not only defends me but she also told me she has taken me as her sister and trust me, her actions do not in anyway contradict her words.

The truth is that she has never complained or scolded me not even for once for whatever mistake I make no matter how silly it is and she is ever willing to assist me no matter the the magnitude or complexity of what I have at hand is. To crown it all up, she checks on me almost every 30mins to know if I am okay and she ensures I finish my work as soon as I can even offering to help me whenever ive got so much to do. There are even times she would not ask from me and would just go ahead and help me finish up my work so I can close early. She would also call me whenever she gets home to know f I am at home and okay. Really she has just been so FANTASTIQUE and cant be more grateful to God for blessing me with a guardian Angel that my female boss has turned out to be.

Can you share your experience? Have u been fortunate with your female bosses or have they turned out to be a pain in the neck? Pls let me know as your contribution will be highly appreciated.

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female bosses are great once you learn to understand them, you can get away with many things.

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Never have good experience with female bosses. If given a choice, my vote will always go to male bosses cos they are more considerate and easier to work with!

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All I can say is people are people, you never know what to expect, and when you've given all hope, they surprise you - good or bad - it's up to you. As you've mentioned you've had experiences of both good and bad female bosses, what more evidence do you need??

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FROM MY EXPERIENCE, THEY ARE USUALLY NICE WHEN ALL IS WELL

but their other side is worse than hell.especially the single ones who are usually very defensive in nature.

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I don't think gender is as important as the type of job and the type of person the boss is. I worked at this really shitty place in high school and the manager used to irritate the hell out of me. He was black but most of the other people that worked there were black as well. He would would play favoritism and conive so that people would confide and gossip with him. He always talked about people behind their back as if he thought we were silly or his opion mattered if you haven't commited a gross infraction. If he found it you weren't bothered my his lame politics and were above his antics he would try to pretend you were lazy or a thief. He would work all the immigrants harder and chat and drink and possibly do drugs with the Americans. Once you show him you were aware of his crap and that you knew your rights and would not stand up for crap he will start talking more crap about you to try and set others against you. He would remove hours you worked so you could get less money, he was just an all in all man.

The place where I work now the boss is female and she is not like that, she is intimidating but because she is extremely intelligent almost abnormally intelligent and everyone is intimidated by her. She treats people the same if she has a problem she lets you know how she feel, she even talks to people that have won things like the Nobel prize the same way.

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Some are specially designed by the devil, Lazy, curropt, wicked, jealous and anti progress. They wake up each day with one sole aim to torment their surbordinates.

Only Gods Grace delivers thpse under her

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NO, to female bosses. They will always take out their fraustration on u. so uptight for no reasons. I've 2 female bosses and both of them were like the devil incarnate. One was jamaica----she wasn't that bad because she was still black anyways, her only problem was that she almost 40yrs old and she got no husband or kids. . . The second one was pure white and she was like the boss from the movie “The devil wears Prada”, I really thought the movie was made to portray her. She walks in the morning and don’t greet no one and even when u greet her, she ignores u. She monitors everyone so closely and if gone for too long for bathroom break or lunch break, na wahala be that. . . any extra minute will be deducted from your paycheck. At the end of day, she won’t fire you but she will frustrate and make your life miserable that you won’t even know when u handed her your resignation notice.

In prefer male bosses . . . they do not care and try not to get too close to you or interfer with you dues to fear of women wahala or sexual harassment and sorts.

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Don't care about bosses. I do my thing & i get out. I would prefer a male tho, but i really don't care.

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Actually, some are nice while some can be a tick on your skin. The same thing is also applicable to male boss, its a two way traffic.

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Efuah, u are one of the Nairalander I admire so much and had been looking forward to a one-on-one talk. Hope to see u and ur entire family someday soon. Will u grant me that?

O thou stubborn friend of mine!

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AM CURRENTLY PRAY TO GOD TO GIVE ME ANOTHER JOB,SIMPLY B/COS OFF WOMAN AM WORKING WITH. SHE IS A SADISTY ,DEMON TALK OFF ANYTHIN .

I PRAY GOD WILL DELIVER ME FROM HER ONE DAY.

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Some women and their wahala.

some are simply proud, others lack good manners, others are only God knows what. . . cnt tell.

I won't say am "very" nice to my subordinates, but i surely won't put any in trouble in case u refuse to do what u're suppose to do or didn't finish at the expected time.  My boss is always looking up to me so it's my duty to help out or find a way of finishing a given task on time.

I don't easily make friends thou and i aint the zig-zag faced type either. . . .  little quick smile and we're back to business.  I hate to make people feel uneasy in my presence so i make sure u're at ease and also open to me.

Early in the mornings; good morning, how u doing? and that's all.  I sometimes eavesdrop their conversation and i must say av never heard anything bad said about me.

Am not too strict n neither am i too open(like best friends) to them. . . we're simply normal. Av neva had a female boss.

@Poster.

I thank God for your "guardian" angel kind of boss.

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