Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with that and if you have any suggestions on how I can deal with it myself. I love my job but not sure i can handle this part of the job. I've been laying low but she seems to always raise her voice (not just at me) and it makes me shutter. Thanks!
UPDATE... Thank you all for your advice and taking the time to comment. I took a lot of the advice and I talked with my boss. That entire week after she yelled at me she went without speaking to me. So I finally had enough and I confronted her about what was going on. She said she thought I was mad at her so she was walking on egg shells (poor management skill). So I took the opportunity to tell her that I was not MAD at her but I was embarrassed by being yelled at and that it makes me feel uncomfortable when she yells at me especially in front of the other ladies. I told her that I just wasn't used to that type of environment. She said that she would work on it. She has not yelled at me this week, however what I have found is that she isn't so much a yeller, it's just her tone of voice and it startles me. And she can go from laughing and being fun to stern in a split second and you just have to have your big girl panties on. She is a very insecure person. She thinks that everyone is talking about her when we absolutely are not talking about her while in the office. We just speak in low voices and if that makes her paranoid, sorry. This is just how we are. So this week was better however I am not sure how long I will hang on. I applied for another department but was denied the application because I need to finish some accounting courses. Which I looked in to today and plan to register first thing on Monday for summer classes. It's not just her yelling; it's her inability to make a decision and stick with it. It's her 'I'm the boss and I need to throw my weight around attitude'. We don't work for a company that employees managers this way. We are a small company and the managers are just people just like we are. She demands respect that she has not even earned yet. She talks about other employees and then I walk out wondering, well what does she say about me to them? She says one thing and then an hour later with no explanation changes her mind and says, I changed my mind because I can! Which is I am sure is fine in other places but this is not the philosophy of this company. I've been there for over 7 years and have never seen a department manager behave in the manner in which she does. She may not even last very long. We are used to working Independantly with little to no guidance. She micro manages. She is constantly at my desk and asking me why I worked until 530 when I've been working 9-530 for the last 3 years. At 515 she is asking me if I'm going in to over time which I am NOT. I barely get 40 hours with my schedule. I have to remind her of that constantly. It just drives me insane. So I don't know what my future holds but it really did feel good to tell her how I felt and that the yelling wasn't working for me. I am not sure it will last as this just seems to be her personality but.. At least I tried.