Have you ever had one of those bosses? It seems like they were sent by heaven to either unleash the beast in you or make your confidence walk out the door. You can’t seem to get anything right with them and they make a habit of letting you know that also.
I had one of those bosses at a point in my career. I joined the team when I was coming from a high. I was a top performer and so it didn’t seem like it was going to be a huge gulf to go over.
But man was I in for it. My new boss just seemed to have changing standards every day. It seemed like you need to check out the weather reports to get a sense of how the day was going to go. If you get “partly cloudy with sunshine”, then it’s going to be a lovely day. But if you get “rainy with shouts of thunderstorms”, then prepare yourself for the bust because it’s coming.