I got this job 3 months ago. The boss is friendly, coworkers are cool, and I like my job. I was in Operations for a month before getting into sales, and now I am 50/50 doing sales call, going to shows, making paper proof for customer's approval, customer service rep, etc etc. I don't mind because I enjoy the responsibilities and befriend several coworkers. Boss and boss lady even had lunch with me and my wife and we had good time. But unfortunately good things never last forever.. My boss told me early on that he likes me a lot, that I remind him of his nephews and sons, and blah blah. He also said now that he's over 50 he's looking to relax a bit and do some traveling with his wife and he'd like someone to take over. I was puzzled why he'd tell me since I only started working there but ok whatever. He told me he wants me to work there a very long time and he'll give me raises. All good right? But lately he's giving me a lot of stress at work and I am seriously contemplating looking for another job. He first stressed to me that he wants me to know all the products (over 300+) in a month, including what page they are on and so forth. He even brought it up at sales meeting so everyone can hear. I just nodded and didn't say anything. Later he told me only a few items from each category need to know very well, then few days later he came over to my cubical, shoved a purchase order in my hand and asked me point blank what that item is, I answered I don't know and he's not satisfied with the answer and told me I should have known all the items by now. I was very confused to say the least. It's not the only case where he contradicted himself.. This morning I was there before 8am and started calling customers like he wanted. He complimented me and told me not to get too stressed out by what he said, but later in the afternoon he called me in the office and lectured me about a lot of stuff. He wanted me to keep a journal at home about work, study the catalog at home as well, and even called home and asked my wife about what I do when I am at home. I am beginning to think he wants to control my life to a point where I'll have to take work home with me every day and the weekends, know everything he knows in his 20+ years in the business right away so I can take over his job and allow him to take a vacation, not make a mistake at all and remember everything that happened at work right away and without looking at notes (chief complaint he has about me). I am stressed beyond belief and I am wondering if it's better to find a job with less demanding boss. It's not like I am making lots of money. Hell they don't even have insurance for you until you've been there for half a year. What do you all think I should do? None of the other coworkers I talked to have this much responsibilties and having the boss get on their case as much as I do. I am now working at least 10 hours a day, with zero commission for sales (base salary), and sometimes asked to work on weekends and doing shows without any overtime pay. I even helped my boss moving some furnitures a few weeks ago so he'll have the chance to talk to me even more about work and what I should do better. It's all a little too much to bear.