There are few things in this world that are worse than a terrible boss. Mind you, I’m not talking about the boss that gets on you if you constantly show up an hour late or turn in subpar work. That’s your own fault and you know it. I’m talking about the micro-managing, overbearing, disrespectful, Bill Lumbergh clone that seemingly has a problem with everything you do including how you take your coffee. Anybody who has been in this position knows how seriously demoralizing this situation can be. The old mantra is that you should never take business personally but a boss like this is going at you on a personal level so it ends up affecting your life outside of the workplace as well. You can find yourself being constantly irritable and not taking pleasure in things you used to love because every day at work is another 8 hours or more of soul sucking torture. If you’re at work you’re desperately trying to think of ways to make it bearable and if you’re not at work you’re focused on the dread of Monday morning. It’s an all-consuming problem, a problem not easy to solve because you need money to eat and pay rent. If you’re not the type to give your two weeks and see where the wind takes you then you might be stuck. Fortunately, there are a few things you can try to remedy the issue and get your boss off your back or at least be able to leave your work at the office.
Kill Him With Kindness: Every time you step into that office, do it with a smile on your face. Do every menial task you’re assigned the same way, with a big smile. Go out of your way to be nice and greet your douche of a boss. There’s absolutely no doubt that it will annoy him at first, leaving him confused and wondering why you’re being so nice to him when he treats you like crap. There are a few reasons why this will work. First, it’s very hard to be mean to a guy who is consistently nice to you. Secondly, this boss is a prick so there’s a good chance that a lot of people don’t like him. He may start to view you as an ally and treat you better. Of course, you shouldn’t take this to heart and invite him to all your family BBQ’s but if you let him think you guys are work buddies it could make your days more pleasant.
Put Your Head Down And Work: If you’re going to take this route, you get to work on time, you do whatever you’re told to do, and you’re out the door at 5. Ignore any stupid comments by your boss and do whatever he asks of you. Barely acknowledge him. There’s no rule that says you have to be the life of the party at work and if you’re considered a hard worker, what can your moronic boss possibly do to you? He can say whatever he wants but as long as you let it go in one ear and out the other it won’t affect you. When you leave that office at 5 on the dot don’t think about it again until the next day. This is a great way to deal with a problem boss but you need to keep in mind that this is a job and not a career. This is a way to earn money and you likely won’t be promoted anytime soon so be ready to do whatever it is you’re doing now for about 30 years.
Go To Business War: This is only necessary if you absolutely love the company and everybody in it. Start off by politely confronting your boss and asking him if you’re doing something wrong or if he’s not satisfied with your job performance. He’s not going to know what to say right off the bat but if he gets stupid head directly to human resources and tell them about the treatment you’ve been receiving from your boss. Give them all the details including you politely confronting him. By giving HR all the details you’re pretty much guaranteeing that you can’t be fired. All companies today fear nothing more than hostile work environment and sexual harassment lawsuits so not only will your boss be forced to back off but he’ll be walking on eggshells around you from then on. Of course, if he didn’t hate you before, he surely will now and he will be dying for a way to get you out of there so you’ll have to be a very productive worker. He will, however, find someone else to push around.
Pull Your Skirt Down And Be A Man: Tell your boss that you’re a grown man and if he keeps talking to you like he does that you’re going to knock him on his ass. If he keeps it up talk right back every time. Give it to the prick good and let him know who the real boss is. You’re just defending yourself, what’s he going to do, fire you? Good riddance. And honestly, who the hell cares if he does? This is an ideal plan if you don’t have kids or any other serious responsibilities. If he’s ever able to fire you, pull you skirt down, grab your cock and tell him what you really think of him on your way out the door. Hold nothing back and go do something you really love. All the real money to be made is going to be made on your own in today’s society anyway.
Article By; Jon DaBove