Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Work Matters.
Science attracts so many different and quirky personalities that you are bound to have a problem with some people. But when your boss is the problem, its a big problem for you. Well sometimes the best advice is really to just move on to a position or environment more suited to your personality.
Unfortunately people often get promoted to at least one level of incompetence, sometimes two. What do I mean by this? Sometimes with this promotion comes the responsibility of managing others and this means that at some point in your career you will end with a boss who is a dick.
B y Eric Barker. Do you deal with some awful people at work? Do they annoy you beyond belief at times? In addition to making you miserable, those impossible bosses and jerk co-workers can reduce your productivity, reduce your empathy, and even give you a heart attack.
Sometimes we have the pleasure of working with a manager we really like and respect, and who respects us too. Other times, the relationship isn't so great, and we have to deal with someone we can barely tolerate. Still, with the job market being what it is, you don't want to just quit every time you work for someone you don't get along with.
Unfortunately, there are many jackasses running around in leadership roles these days. This can be very frustrating, depending on your appetite for abuse and how much you love what you do at the company where you are doing it. But before you throw your hands up just because your boss is degrading, condescending, a micro-manager, a yeller, a passive aggressive lamebrain or, simply a bully, there are strategies you can employ that will help you preserve your sanity.
Actually, half of the employees in one survey reported leaving a job to get away from their boss. There are actually many steps you can take to improve the relationship, or, at the very least, smooth things over enough so that your daily work life is tolerable. Assess the situation.
Undercover Lawyer is a defense attorney and enjoys helping people learn how to use the law to fight back against a hostile workplace. An employer may admit that it has one rogue supervisor, but most companies will not admit that bullying in the workplace is a widespread problem. This is why Zogby's poll published in has not received the attention it deserves—because it proves that U. Surprisingly, businesses fear the treatment more than the disease.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of intolerable people in high authority. Not yours. You have your own problems to focus on, so do it, and try not to let them get under your skin.
Dealing with a boss who seems to get some sort of sadistic pleasure out of making you miserable is basically a rite of passage. Or maybe it's not and I've just had a bad run. I spent a few too many unfortunate years working food service, where I almost exclusively had bosses I couldn't get along with.