Sometimes your boss does something wrong, you ask about it, and then you get a condescending lecture that includes things like:
- Saying “someone” with quotey fingers instead of using people’s names
- Making statements like, “There is a possibility of retaliation so we need to be careful who we speak to about things”
- Addressing your professional concerns by saying “I’m sorry if feelings were hurt”
- Using a gruff and manly voice while squeezing his fists and asking if you understand.
Oh that feeling of being trapped by your circumstances in a situation where you have no power and someone is clearly taking advantage of you. This is America!
Cartoon villains have more gravitas.