This was pretty good when I had first started working for the business. I have a Shiba Inu pup that the owner adored so he would let me bring her to work with me. Within a few weeks I noticed that he had started to scare her by chasing her around, stomping and shouting that I was worried about her well-being. She would jump up onto my desk and key board to get away from him and he just thought it was funny. I stopped bringing her to work with me. It was difficult for me to get work done with a stressed out puppy on my desk. The owner was also very appreciative in the beginning as well. That was one of the main reasons why he decided to start his own HVAC business was because his employers never showed him appreciation. He slipped into that position within a month of me working there.
Support from management
The owner was extremely disconnected from what was really going on in his business. He would bark out orders and every thing was "top priority" and then he would leave for the day and weeks later he would ask about something like he didn't even even remember telling you to do something and of course there were many times he wouldn't tell you to do something but it would come up weeks later and he would get so angry and insist that he said something weeks ago. Even if other witnesses were there and disagree with him, he get defensive and thinks everyone is wrong and every one is "out to get him". In a nut shell, he doesn't truct anyone and doesn't appreciate what people do for him. He moved away from the company he was working for and started his own business in the industry because he hated the way his employers treated him. Now, he has become just like them.