What can you do with a supervisor who is "a-hole" of the year?

At work we recently got a new supervisor. He's an ex carreer military man, close to retirement age. This guy is a big wind bag with a chip on his shoulder, and he's making life hell for many of my coworkers, mostly the women. He berates them and criticizes them in front of others and frequently has them in tears. He's even verbally abusive to the other supervisors in front of the employees. But I don't care about them as they can take care of themselves. I do care about my coworkers, and wish there was something I could do to this guy to divert his attention away from the workers to his own life or problems. I don't want to hurt him or do anything illegal, just redirect his attention, to give them a breather. Our company had a strike several years ago and since then the company and the new human resource director have all had an attitude toward most of the workers, so they are unsimpathetic and unhelpful to people with problems. Any suggestions??

Asked By: nachtmann2 - 3/26/2007
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First, do you like this job (aside from the evil boss thing)? Your fellow employees are in the same situation that you are, but you don't need to make a martyr of yourself if you need the job... More
Answered By: KLN - 3/26/2007
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Don't interfere, unless you want to find new employment. If your co-workers are smart, they will document the boss' behavior and take steps to get it corrected themselves, or they can look for new employment also... More
Answered By: mom2trinityj - 3/26/2007
wow, that's a tough one, I assume you are union, is there any way to talk to your union rep about it, maybe he can have more success with the company, or document the abuse and file a joint lawsuit, if that doesn't constitute an uncomfortable work environment I don't know what does!
Answered By: tireddad1 - 3/26/2007
The best "supervisor" is actually someone who is a mentor or a guide. The worst ones "supervise" -- they know very little about how to motivate people and are almost always hyperactive "A" types. They can be physically dangerous as well as being dangerous to company morale. A well adjusted supervisor knows how to... More
Answered By: spunk y - 3/26/2007
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