My supervisor and I havent been getting along for like 8 months now. There use to be a few people in my work area that the sup couldnt stand because of their work ethic, but his complaints about these employees kept falling on deaf ears. About 8 months ago these employees left to a different sort and it seems like ever since then the sup has been taking out his frustration. I have written up several grievances for him working and he claims he is cool with that but I would bet that its partially the reason for him and my clashing. So over these last 8 months or so the sup has been much more, lets say "intense", in his supervision style, and him and I havent gotten along too well over these 8 months because of this. I'm not going to get into all the details but I will say that there is much less employees allowed to make decisions for themselves, and alot more "you do as I say because I am the supervisor". Prior to 8 months ago him and I got along just fine, but recently him and I have had a few confrontations, even threats, of which the most recent led me to want to post this topic. I understand that he is the supervisor and what he says goes, but I really dislike being treated as a clueless obedient worker that doesnt have an opinion of my own. You can say that I should be doing whatever my supervisor says all you want, but it can get to the point were its a little demeaning when he is constantly criticizing petty stuff, when he is frequently on me about minor things that he never said a word about before, and when many of the things he complains about are not much more then a misunderstanding, and assumptions are jumped to too quickly. I just really don't think the job is complicated enough to need a supervisor micro managing everything. I think if my fellow workers were left to figure things out on their own it would create higher quality workers and there probably wouldnt be much need for a supervisor. I know most of the other workers in my area get along with the supervisor just fine, which I think is partially due to needing someone to agree with when him and I have arguements, and also they are too willing to allow him to step in and handle their work. But I really cant help but wonder thats hes probably being pushed to higher performance by upper management. I say this because alot of the stuff that he does seems to be merely to satisfy upper management. So the battle between him and me aside, do any of you supervisors or your supervisors feel they are being pushed and taking out their frustration now more then ever?