I knew my boss wasn’t too fond of fan of me. Probably because I knew what I was doing and often would send emails with questions he did not have an answer to. Instead of answering the emails appropriately, he would often act very aggressive. I think he felt threatened because of the fact I could do my job without much oversight from him. I finally stopped asking questions when he would sigh when I would approach him in the staff room. I knew questions made him uncomfortable, but how was I going to get better at my job if I didn’t have all the information?
I knew something was up when he started taking notes on what time I got in. Or when he started attending my one-on-one meetings with my direct supervisor. Attending an employee’s one-on-one was something that had never happened before… unless there was trouble. I knew in September he was trying to build a case to fire me. I began to show up early to work and didn’t leave until the clock said 5:01. I never left for lunch just in case I hit traffic and didn’t make it back in time.
His attentiveness made my hyper aware of what was going on around me. That’s how I knew he was cheating on his wife. I started to leave clues on his desk when he was out of the office and his paranoia led to his downfall. Now I just watch him suffer for fun.