My boss is very clever and is highly motivated, often putting in more time than he needs.
However, recently a number of people left the company, and everything seems to have came to a halt.
My boss has started swearing, nit picking about what people are doing, and saying things like
I couldn't care less I am sick of it quite frankly and would happily tell half the office to **** off tomorrow if it came down to it.
He recently told me he thought he was going to lose his job when he was asked to attend the head office.
My boss has started saying things like he feels he doesn't have the authority to make decisions, yet he used to make them all the time.
When I want to do something for me or my team, he no longer backs me up and is basically saying no to everything.
He is not coming up with solutions to anything anymore and is simply pointing out where things have not been done correctly, as opposed to saying what could be done to put things right.
A massive investment was made in some technology recently, and it turned out to be a bad investment.
Now the mood has soured in the office and everyone is feeling unhappy.
There are times where I feel so sad about the situation I feel like applying for another role. However, I have worked at this company for many years now and I was always well looked after so don't want to throw in the towel just yet.
I was considering bypassing my boss but he has a lot of control and influence in the company, so I feel without concrete evidence it would be my word against his and I think others fear speaking out about the way he is being.
I like my boss, and think he is under a lot of pressure and would happily do anything to support him, but he is starting to make me feel like my job is pointless and that everything we do is a waste of time.
I have no idea where to turn or what to do anymore and feel isolated and trapped in a situation I can't do anything about.
So I am wondering if there any suggestions on what I can do to improve the situation.