I'm not sure if this is in the right category, but I will ask anyway!! I started a position about 5 months ago as a manager over a food and bar area in a bowling center. The place was a mess and I have gotten control (mostly) over it since. I have a GM who is just a miserable, deceitful, manipulative person. I know I am going to sound harsh, but I am not at all. This has all built up over time and I don't know what to do.
I do enjoy my job and what I am doing, but he constantly keeps me from doing my job. He talks behind my back to my employees and other employees. He has told people that I don't know what I'm doing, I shouldn't have this job, I can't handle it. He thought we had run out of something the other day and was upset that we didn't. He keeps info from me. We will have parties that he has booked and won't tell me about them. This seems like petty stuff, but it's daily. I have employees calling me almost everyday in tears because of something he's done. I just tell them that we have to show him a certain level of respect because of who he is, but try not to let him get to you. The latest thing was he told one of my employees (she's only 19) that I was not allowed to do deposits because of my financial situation. Granted this man's name was in the paper two weeks ago for filing bankruptcy and he wants to talk about me.
I have talked to the owners and they have even said they have problems with him. They don't know about this latest incident. They've told me to basically tell him to back off, let me do my job and stay out of my way. It sounds good, but his crap happens everyday and they are not always there. I have a good relationship with the employees and am a very good worker. I have had my family tell me to just quit, but I keep telling myself that they will eventually get rid of him.
Any advice from anyone? I know this is going to sound terrible (and nothing against short people, I am!!), but he has the worst case of short-man's syndrome than anyone I've ever seen.