Bad Boss

  • Which Type Of TV Boss Do You Work For?

    Which Type Of TV Boss Do You Work For?

    NBC's hit series, "The Office," aired its finale Thursday after nine hilarious seasons chronicling the awkward, mundane and plain silly aspects of the workplace. But the show will perhaps be most remembered for its unpredictable boss, Michael Scott. Played by Steve Carrell who exited the series in 2011, Scott... Continue Reading

  • Can You Make A Bad Boss Better?

    Can You Make A Bad Boss Better?

    Bad bosses can be the kiss of death for employees, and they cost companies big time in lost revenues. One estimate holds that it costs the economy $360 million a year in lost productivity. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 employees describe their manager as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs; 65% of people... Continue Reading

  • The Real Cost Of A Bad Boss [Video]

    The Real Cost Of A Bad Boss [Video]

    From the vitriolic Gordon Ramsay to the politically incorrect jester David Brent, the bad boss is a cherished trope of our culture. It's also a detested trope of many Americans' lives. A video from the website Online MBA breaks down the real cost of bad bosses, with helpful illustrations and twinkly... Continue Reading

  • When To Say 'No' To The Boss

    When To Say 'No' To The Boss

    By Robert Half International Your manager comes to you in a panic and asks you to fill in for Sharon, who will be out of town all next week. Your first thought is, "Why me?" Yet, despite your frustration, you smile and say, "No problem." Your boss is making the request, after all, so refusal is not an... Continue Reading

  • How To Cope With A Mean Boss

    How To Cope With A Mean Boss

    By Lindsay Olson In movies like "Horrible Bosses" and "The Devil Wears Prada," we get the chance to laugh at the fools unfortunate enough to have to work for slave drivers. But bad bosses are a reality for many workers. Here's how to make the most out of a bad situation. Continue Reading

  • 14 Ways To Manage (And Manipulate) A Difficult Boss

    14 Ways To Manage (And Manipulate) A Difficult Boss

    By Monica Wofford If your boss over delegates, micromanages, vanishes when you need him, screams like a banshee or flings coffee mugs at you, you know you need to do something. But what, and how? Here are 14 ways to deal with difficult behavior and in some cases, even make it disappear. Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Make A Bad Boss Better

    5 Ways To Make A Bad Boss Better

    There are so many variations of bad bosses. The micromanager. The boss who throws you under the bus to try and cover up his own mistakes. The yeller who likes to inspire fear. Continue Reading

  • More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

    More Workers Complaining Employers Cheat Them Of Overtime Pay

    The owner of three Subway shops won an award that no boss would want to receive. After workers in Anil Dhawan's stores in Vancouver, British Columbia, complained that they were pressured to waive their right to overtime pay, labor activists there awarded Dhawan the "Bad Boss Award." The Employee Action and... Continue Reading

  • Military Vet Reveals Horrors of Going Civilian

    Military Vet Reveals Horrors of Going Civilian

    Many of us have our little stories of bad bosses. The boss who's mean. The boss who's insensitive. Maybe even the boss whose job you knew you could do better. But, like many fortunate and unfortunate elements of my life, my bad boss was bad on an epic scale. Continue Reading

  • Four-Step Program For Dealing With a Bad Boss

    Four-Step Program For Dealing With a Bad Boss

    Sooner or later we all have to work for someone we can't stand. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating. In their recent book, 'Working For You Isn't Working For Me,' authors Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster examine bad boss... Continue Reading

  • What Was Your Worst Job and What Did You Learn?

    What Was Your Worst Job and What Did You Learn?

    Written exclusively for AOL Jobs A terrible work experience can forever discolor your memories of that job. Perhaps you and one particular colleague despised each other, but you actually liked the position itself. But when you think about your time at the company, you probably won't remember the satisfaction of... Continue Reading

  • Bad Boss? Complain Here!

    Bad Boss? Complain Here!

    Whether you love or hate your boss, there's a site up where you can post your kudos and complaints -- and you can do it anonymously. It's called EBossWatch.com, and although you can use it to sing your boss's praises, the horror stories get a lot more attention. According to EBossWatch.com, a recent nationwide... Continue Reading

  • How to De-Fang a Toxic Boss

    How to De-Fang a Toxic Boss

    Richard S. Gallagher How many people out there hate their bosses? And how many have the luxury of simply voting with their feet and leaving? Everyone faces a toxic boss at some point in their career and must quickly learn how to de-fang. Toxic bosses are often energy vampires who drain our morale, creativity and... Continue Reading