Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bad boss? Here's how you can tell

My bosses happen to be pretty cool, but I know I'm one of the lucky ones -- there are plenty of people out dealing with bad bosses every day. They aren’t as glaringly obvious as Bill Lumburgh from Office Space (”Aahh, now, are you going to go ahead and have those TPS reports for us this afternoon?”), though. It can take years to recover professionally, not to mention emotionally; bad bosses can really do a whack job on your self esteem.

How do you know if you have a bad boss? Over at The 36-Hour Day, we're talking about the warning signs. If you're wondering about your boss, ask yourself these questions:

1.) Would she be willing to do what she just asked me to do?

2.) Who gets the credit?

3.) Is he even in today?

4.) Whoops. Now what?

5.) Does she want me to move up, or move on?

Get the details at The 36-Hour Day, and be sure to share your war stories in the comments (anonymously, if you like!)

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