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My immediate superior of a thirty something employees office, in a theater, is an alcoholic. Within 4 years, about 5 persons have worked at my position. He is there since 2 years, and everybody before me left and I was told by some of them, which I happen to know, that they suffered like me from his incompetence, bad odor, insecurity, lack of organization and inappropriate management.Some of them told his director(president of the organization), but nothing happened.

I am there since now 9 months. I love my job ans my duties, I feel I am the good person to be there, but I am already starting to feel stressed by all his demands, insecurity ( i sometimes have to remind him 5 times of an appointment, an e-mail to answer, and I am not his assistant), and strong alcool smell. He spends his whole days smoking outside and on some mornings, he sits really near me, inappropriate, to ask me to review informations for him. I am about to burst and say, go away and get cured !! I know it is not the thing to do. Now, the president left (but is staying in the council) and it will take time to replace him. The interim is now one of his friend, so he knows already about his problems.

I would like to get some advice to improve my quality of life at work.

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Tough spot. The higher-ups likely already know about this and are choosing to ignore it. Keep on them, and have people go in a group to discuss the issue.

You can stop covering his rear. Make sure that yours is covered, but stop going out of your way to save him. The longer you save him, the more he will lean on you. Make him stand on his own two feet. Just make sure that your rear is covered when you do.
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It's obvious this man needs an intervention. Drinking while at work or being under the influence is not acceptable. Contact HR immediately. Remain anonymous.
Have other co-workers do the same. Safety in numbers.
Good luck with this problem. It's more rampant that you realize.
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