Ditch Bad Bosses

There is a reason why Horrible Bosses did well enough at the box office to merit a sequel. Everyone has worked for a horrible boss before, perhaps even one they’ve fantasized strangling. However, if you still work for said horrible boss, your number one priority is finding a (legal) way to work for someone else.

Your boss is the most significant determining variable in your career. Read that again. It is not whether you show up on time in the morning or stay late at night, it is not whether you have the right degrees and credentials, and it is certainly not how hard you work. Although the previous are also important to your career, what kind of person you work for trumps all of them.

A bad boss can give you garbage tasks that will not help you grow, downplay your achievements to people upstairs where you have no visibility, and generally make your life a living hell. Of course, it goes without saying that you can forget about any promotions or raises under a bad boss.

Conversely, a good boss will give you interesting tasks that promote growth, sing your praises to other decision makers, and make going to work more enjoyable.

If you work 40 hours a week, you are willingly allowing someone to dictate what you do during half of your waking hours. Do not choose an asshole to be that person.

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