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  • Writer's pictureRoberto Candelario

Dealing with bad bosses or bad managers

Dealing with a bad boss or manager can be a challenging and frustrating experience. It can affect not only your work performance but also your mental and emotional well-being. However, there are ways to cope and manage the situation.


First and foremost, it is essential to maintain professionalism and respect in your interactions with your boss or manager. Avoid engaging in negative behaviors such as gossiping or bad-mouthing them to others. Instead, focus on your work and try to communicate calmly and assertively.


It can also be helpful to document any negative behavior or incidents. This can provide evidence to escalate the situation to HR or higher management. However, make sure also to document any positive interactions or achievements to maintain a balanced perspective.


Seeking support from colleagues or a mentor can also be beneficial. They can provide a listening ear, offer advice, and share their own experiences. Additionally, consider seeking outside resources such as counseling or coaching to help manage any stress or anxiety caused by the situation.


Ultimately, if the situation becomes unbearable and negatively impacts your well-being, consider finding a new job or transferring to a different department. Remember, your health and happiness should always come first.

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