Top 3 Ways to Deal With a Difficult Boss
Do You Have a Bully for a Boss?
There’s a saying that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave their bad bosses. The blame for workers quitting their jobs used to be put more often on either workplace depression or workload. However, new studies show that in many cases, the main culprit for this is not related to the job itself but the workers’ managers or supervisors.
No one wants to work for a boss who has little respect or trust in their employees. Some bosses also tend to pass all the blame to their subordinates even for mistakes they made themselves.
The effect of having a bad boss is huge for employees, affecting their desire to work and contribute value to the jobs that they’re happy to have. When push comes to shove, these employees would rather quit and risk joblessness rather than spend another month working for a terrible manager.
The relationship between employees and their direct supervisors is one of the most important ones in the workplace. Studies show that businesses that have bosses who get along well with their employees tend to be more productive. Their employees are less likely to leave even if they get better job offers from other companies.
On the other hand, employees who have bullies for managers often feel weary, frustrated, and demotivated. Imagine having over 50 people in the workplace not having any motivation to work, all because of a difficult boss.
How to Deal With a Bad Boss
Terrible bosses make the office atmosphere joyless. No one likes reporting for work with a monster in charge who’s constantly looking over their employees’ shoulders. Quitting is hard for most employees, but they’d do it in a heartbeat if they’ve had enough or when pushed to their limits.
Take a look at the top 3 ways of dealing with a difficult boss
- Your body language can be a good defense.
Turn your body away from your boss whenever they approach. As much as possible, have either side of your body or your back facing them when talking to them. If a face-to-face confrontation is unavoidable, lift your chest and chin and don’t show any signs of being intimidated or afraid. Bullies like to see people looking scared. They don’t expect to see their subordinates showing defiance when they flex their power.
- Understand and communicate if possible.
It’s tempting to fight fire with fire, but it doesn’t get anything done. Understand where your boss is coming from and see if there’s any deeper reason why they’re acting the way they do. If you think they can be reasoned with, tell them why you don’t deserve to be treated badly.
- Report your boss to upper management or your human resources department.
Your office’s human resources department or your boss’s direct superior are there for a reason. If your boss is making life very difficult for you, document everything that your boss has done and report them to their superiors. Encourage your co-workers who have suffered the same maltreatment to do the same. File a formal complaint, explaining how the behavior of your boss is affecting the workforce.
Here’s a Problem Worse Than Having a Bad Boss
A bad boss is hard to deal with, but at least it means you have a job. You can either grin and bear it or look for another job. Some residents of your community face a much more difficult problem — they can’t find any decent job or other good sources of income. They include those men and women who are saddled with disabilities, lack of education or essential skills, and other disadvantages that make life a big struggle day in and day out.
If you have a car you’re no longer using, you can use it to give hope to those folks and help turn their lives around. All you have to do is hand over that vehicle to us at Goodwill Car Donations.
We will auction off your donation and use the proceeds to help finance the community-based programs and services being delivered by the Goodwill organization serving your local area.
Goodwill organizations are IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits spread throughout the country. They provide disadvantaged individuals with job training, employment opportunities, scholarships, livelihood assistance, disability benefits, and other critical community-building support services.
You’ll also benefit from your charitable contribution since this will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. Plus, we’ll provide you with our free pickup and towing service.
Best of all, you’ll find matchless satisfaction in doing something that will benefit your entire community as once idle members attain financial stability and live productive and fulfilling lives.
We accept nearly all vehicle types, even those that are no longer working properly.
Give Your Clunker a Worthy Purpose Today!
If you have an ancient car that’s just gathering dust in your backyard or garage, give it a new and worthy purpose by donating it to Goodwill Car Donations. We will use it to improve the lives of the needy people living in your community. Call us at 866-233-8586 or fill out our online donation form now!