I really like my boss. I respect him and his opinions, and I think he is very talented and knowledgable about the kind of work we do. I have learned so much from him in the 9 years I have worked in his department.
However, his people skills suck. He can be (often!) petty and unpredictable. He is judgmental and holds grudges. He talks about people who work for and with him, often launching undeserved mean and demeaning jabs. This week, I am a target of his barbs.
I know this is his personality. I know I have been working very hard and doing my job well. But it is so unsettling when his sights are trained on you.
I need to shake this off, concentrate, and do the work I know I can do. But it is eating at me... to the point that it ruined my evening last night at home because I was so mentally wrapped up on how I can please him.
Why can't I just let this go and recognize it for what it is - his childish and unwarranted tantrum?
I really don't want to be at work this week.