When considering your career, it’s important to learn how to handle yourself in various office situations. Sometimes there’s a need to seek help from a manager if you are having issues with coworkers, but what do you do when your Manager or Boss is the one treating you unfairly?
The options that come immediately to mind are either just keep your head down and take it or move to another job or company, before you make any hasty decisions here are some interesting strategies that you could put into action.
Horrible bosses are of many types; those who like to shout just for the heck of it, those who criticize you on minor things, and those who blame you for their own blunders. Unfortunately, wicked chiefs can be found quite easily; they are almost in every organization.
What options do you have if you are subordinate to one such devil? Of course, you can quit, but only if you afford the related costs of losing the job. Nevertheless, you can manage this unwanted relationship and make it bearable.
Wendy Kaufman, the CEO of Balancing Life’s Issues, a N.Y.-based corporate training firm and Bob Sutton, the author of “The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t” have given five tips on how to manage the wicked bad bosses. Here are the tips;
1. Put up resistance
One way to manage the hurting workplace situation is to become emotionally insensitive. Build a wall around yourself; don’t allow bad attitude of your seniors to damage you personally. Your boss has a bad behavior just for the sake of it and it is not only you who fall prey to it, so just don’t impose it on yourself. When you are emotionally insensitive, no bad behavior will bother you in any way.
2. Don’t drag yourself in trouble
Your boss probably looks for ways to strike you but it doesn’t mean that you should allow him to do so; stand up for yourself and say no to it. Tell your boss that you will discuss the matter at some other appropriate time.
3. Don’t let it spoil your performance
Although evil seniors can be discouraging and de-motivating, never let it harm your progress and job. Keep up the good work and your superior bosses will surely notice. Be at your best and let everyone around you decide who deserves to be liked and hated.
4. Record keeping
Maintain a record of every bad and unjust thing that your boss has done to you. This will help you if he threatens to kick you out of the office.Your work life is not the only life you have. You should take pleasure in your personal life too. Don’t let your work life destroy all other aspects of your life. If you have fun in your personal life, you can forget about the rotten things of your boss.
If these don’t work for you then maybe it is time to start looking for some new job opportunities!
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