Obligations and rights are connected. If you are obligated to do something, you have right to ask other things for return. Especially at work, workers have rights and obligations.
In generally, we are humans. If you work at office, you are educated and you deserve appropriate treatment.
Your supervisor, headmaster, boss is not a king neither dictator.
Some bosses have this kind of requests.
Knock at my door before you enter.
Check what i wrote to you, because i have no time to read what i wrote, read between lines.
All important places on documents should be marked with post it papers, in different colors. I have no time to read complete document.
Bring me coffee in the morning.
Can you take my bag when you are going on business meeting with me?
Help me with computer, i am new in this technology age, and some things i don’t know. But i am boss so why should i know?
I am always right, because this is hierarchy.
So let suppose that we please all this wishes. Now we need something for return.
What we will get?
If you complain on your boss, go to higher boss. Higher boss will talk with your supervisor, and circle is closing. Of course, try to work harder and you will not have reason to complain.
If you are working on the same document or project six months, and your boss doesn’t want to accept your idea, that work will never be finished. You must copy paste what your boss said.
You have problematic client? Try to be calm and reply to him or her, million times if that is necessary. Even your client is ready for mental hospital, you must have abilities of shrink to guess his wishes.
Some bosses forgot that we live in the age of democracy. We are not slaves. We know that nobody can’t cut our heads. Also we have brain and ideas. Just because someone is on high position, it doesn’t mean that person is the smartest and genius. It has different meaning. Boss can be person who built career on fake kindness. Right words on right time and right place and here we are. I know person who was always late at work, he had alcoholic problems. But when structure of firm changed, he was the first one who run from office to office to ask for his rights. He was orphan and victim. New people on the top trusted him so he got position as boss of the department.
If we are making mistakes we can’t judge others for the same just because our position is better. If responsibility exist, it must be justified no matter who did wrong. We can’t punish people accord positions, so person on high level will get smaller punishment. There should not be saint cows.
Every obligation has background. Besides, how we will motivate our workers, if their salaries are small, if we don’t give them enough free days and if they must work sick or under pressure?
Underestimated person is as donkey. You can beat him, but he will still stand on one place.