Bad bosses are unavoidable. You can bet on your right sock that you'll meet one one day. And here's how you can handle one... Handling a bad boss is never really easy. Heard of "between the rock and a hard place"? Now, dealing with a bad boss is a tricky thing. Here's 5 ways on how to handle the demon. It's easier said than done we agree. But trying never killed anybody, did it?
1. When your boss makes promises, threats or even unreasonable arguments make sure you get in writing. The easiest way is to do things over mail or chat. That way all your conversations are recorded and in the case of a confrontation, you can always be the dramatic one to scream out "I have proooofff!!!".
2. Identifying the crisis is very important for the both you. Just blindly shooting your mouth off won't give you any solutions of peace of mind. Write it down first and then talk it out clearly. Come to a negotiation and be smart! Put everything out there and tell her, "Boss, we have a problem!"
3. Don't give the space or an oppurtunity to your boss for pin pointing your flaws. Make sure you do your bit well if you want to win this. Come on time, submit assignments on time and be polite. That way they can't point a finger at you.
4. Ask an ex-employee or a co-employee who has earned the wrath of his boss. Pick the brains of that employee and find out what ticks him, what pleases him, what massages his ego etc. Also, if this previous employee is no longer with the company, you'd know why.
5. There are different types of bosses by the way. Glory grabbers - the ones who take credit for your work. Then theres the weather wane- bosses who changes rules without notice. Then comes the helicopter - the boss who constantly keeps hovering overhead and interrupts all of your work. And sometimes points it out too. And lastly, there's the secret agent- the mysterious person who's missing in action and communicates in quite a lousy way. We have very simple advice for you - Organize what you want to say, present it in a thoughtful manner and don't respond in anger, which only hurts you.