This morning I was invited to a 9.30am meeting by my boss (I normally start work at 9am although I am perfectly permitted to start as late as 10am if I so decide on the day and I have no earlier meeting to attend as far as I know).
This meeting was to decide whether to move a system from a computer programme, for which I am author and caretaker, to Excel.
My boss is barely computer literate and this IS a horrible idea. (If relevant, think NASA moving flight path calculations to Excel. It is technically possible, but you would eat your own shoe before you actually did it).
I think scheduling the meeting for 9.30am was a ploy to put me on the backfoot (My boss starts at 7am most days). I would have perhaps 15 minutes to prepare after setting up for the morning and searching through emails to find this meeting. I, being at least adequate at my job and understanding my code, its programming language and MS Excel, can easily defend against the notion that moving the system is in any way good.
In this meeting, my boss was aggressive, belittling and willingly dismissive of anything I had to say, having previously made up his mind that his plan was entirely sound and without fault.
Setting a meeting like this is pretty much without precedent. Unless time differences are present, a meeting before 10am is almost unheard of and a meeting on such short notice for something so minor has never occured. He is well aware I am busy with other things for the coming weeks so the timing is bizarre at best and nefarious at worst.
What recourse do I have for this behaviour? I think the timing of the meeting was slimy and deliberate. I think his actions in this meeting were aggressive and unprofessional. I would like him to know that I won't be manipulated and that I feel his actions are non-managerial and that he should be doing better.