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How To Work Your Bad Boss

By on October 8, 2013
How to work your bad boss

Does your boss make your work life more difficult rather than providing the support system you need? If so, you may be the victim of a bad boss. While many may be inclined to quit their job rather than suffer through the terror of a bad boss, you can actually use your bad boss to your advantage.

With the following tips, you can work your bad boss and turn a bad situation into one that benefits you and your future career goals.

Make a Choice

The first step in combating a bad boss is to make the choice to either quit your job or commit to working hard. Although it may seem logical to simply stick it out for a while and see how you feel about the job after a week or two, a bad boss is not something that is likely to change or get better.

Rather than being indecisive and setting yourself up for disappointment, make the choice immediately – should I stay or should I go? If you choose to stay, know that you need to commit to serious work in a difficult situation. Even though this will be tough at first, it will be better than allowing yourself to wallow and complain about your bad boss.

Learn What Your Boss Wants

In order to work your bad boss, you need to know what he or she is thinking. Learn both the secret desire and the secret fear of your bad boss. Understanding these two components to your boss’s thoughts will give you the upper hand and provide you with a key opportunity for success.

By knowing what your boss really wants, you can become indispensable to him or her. By having insight into what your boss is afraid of, you will have leverage for the future.

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