Three Bad Bosses And How To Deal With Them

Three Bad Bosses And How To Deal With Them

Three Bad Bosses And How To Deal With Them

Always looking over your shoulder, doesn’t trust you to do your own job.
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Got a bad boss? Join the club. Tyrants, manipulators and shameless credit-takers abound, according to a recent survey from OfficeTeam. Nearly half of employees say they have worked for insufferable managers, even as the majority of workers stay in their positions instead of finding another job. Sure, the current economy limits one’s mobility, but going to work every day with a terrible supervisor is still a major drag. "Bad bosses aren't necessarily bad people, but they certainly can make work challenging for those who report to them," says Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. "Often, individuals are promoted because they excel in a given job, but that doesn't mean they have the skills to be effective leaders." You can control the way you respond to bullying and other destructive behaviors, and the report provides some guidance there, too; you could transform a bad boss into your biggest advocate. More than 440 workers took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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