Elsewhere: Your Boss Is Bad For You from Lifehacker.com
I think I can assume that nearly all of us have faced a bad boss in the past. The good bosses I have had stand out because they were/are so rare.
Sadly, most of the methods listed in this article are fraught with career danger. That is NOT how it should be. You should not have to risk your job to try and make your work — and your company — better.
Each time we let something like this pass, we only make it worse for the next person. The average worker has so little power to effect change without risking their career though. It shouldn’t be that way, but most companies aren’t interested in solving the problem — only in making it go away and firing the worker that complains is often the easiest way.
Situations like this make me wonder how some companies stay in business at all. Imagine how productive they might be if they could resolve some of these issues.
Those of us who have had to deal with annoying or aggravating bosses know how it’s tough to shake it off at the end of the day, but a new study explains why it’s so hard, and why so many of us suck at it and wind up bringing our stress home—where it doesn’t just hurt you: It hurts your family, your friends, and your other relationships. Let’s look at the study and talk about some ways you can learn to check your bad boss at the office door when you leave work.