Do you ever wonder how your boss got into their position? Unfortunately, there are many managers and bosses who definitely should not have their current position in the workplace hierarchy. Some bully bosses have managed to climb their way up the ladder, without being detected.
Signs your boss may be a bully:
There are even bosses who figure out their employee’s weaknesses and use them to further embarrass the employee. Here is an example from one of our members.
Jess (name changed) is a mother of three and on occasion is late because of daycare. This doesn’t happen often. In fact, she can usually let the team know when she might be late. It is on the work calendar. Her boss would schedule meetings knowing Jess would be late, and then she would be called out for it.
Bully bosses thrive on making one person (or several people) miserable while making themselves look or feel powerful.
Here are 5 ways to handle the boss bully situation:
If none of these tactics work, it may be time to consider how important the job is to you, and if your mental and physical health is worth it. Yes, this is a tough decision to make, however, the damage done to self confidence and momentum cannot be overstated. If you feel there isn’t a way to work with your boss, it might be time for a change of scenery.
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