JUST GO “CRAZY”
Bringing your mental/emotional instability into your strategy to help your workers hate you…
In a nutshell: Screaming reprimands. Accusations based on suspicion and paranoia. Creepy work relationships. Project your self-loathing onto everyone else and interact appropriately. Bring your personal problems to the workplace and take them out on everybody there. It’s not hard to figure it out as you go!
Keep in mind that you don’t actually have to be emotionally unstable, you just have to act like you are. Here’s how I have observed some people do it… (Yes, real examples here.)
In a fit of rage, fire an employee. After you calm down, as the fired worker is cleaning out his or her things, call them back to your office and say “I’m going to give you one more chance.” Do this regularly. To the same employee. This behavior goes a long way toward inspiring true contempt among all the employees.