People seem afraid of the boss
When the boss calls someone’s name, they look terrified. They seem to instantly believe they are in trouble. If an employee is called into the boss’ office, everyone gives that employee a deeply sympathetic look as if to say, “It was nice knowing you.” When the boss calls out, the assumption is that somebody is about to get his or her head chewed off. You don’t want to knowingly walk into a job with a mean boss.