I've joined an advertising company recently, climbed the ranks and I'm now at a position where I'm a manager. The problem is that the company owner is quite suspicious of everything and everyone and tries to control my every move.
He also makes it difficult to run the company because he's always trying to cut corners. For example, when we get a client he tries to make me deliver less than what was promised to them, he tries to outsmart everyone at the expense of the company's good name.
I mean, we're trying to build a customer base and a reputation but he asks me all the time to deliver less, to do the minimum and, obviously, clients get angry and don't renew their contracts. Also, it puts me in a very awkward position because I'm the face of the company.
Another problem is the fact that the company owner has another business, similar to the one I am a manager in and he tries to get people I've hired to work for his other company. So far he's hired three people that were previously working for the company I am a manager in.
I find people, train them and he goes and hires them for this other company that he owns. Plus, he holds grudges, one of those workers quit the job but said he would still work for us yet he told me I need to fire him because he didn't like how he acted on his other company.
Anytime I find and train someone who's really good and tell him about them, he goes and asks them to do tasks for this other company and slowly gets them to work for that other company instead of mine.
How do I put him in his place considering he's my boss? I need help. Please be kind.