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Top Traits of a Horrible Boss

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We’ve all had bosses who don’t know how to supervise others, these are the top ways to be bad at management

Rated 0 points - posted 8 years ago by kris in category Business.
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Belittle your employees Report Abuse
“Wow, I’m glad you worked all night and got that in to me …next time get it in sooner, and put some effort into it” ..
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Break a Promise (a BIG one) Report Abuse
I guess that promotion wasn’t a big deal … at least not in your boss’s eyes, I mean he only promised you would get it …
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Avoids making decisions, especially the tough ones that need to be made Report Abuse
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Is a total hypocrite Report Abuse
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Never admit you were wrong or say you are sorry Report Abuse
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Doesn’t recognize employees’ successes Report Abuse
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Won’t accept any excuses (even legal ones like hospital visits and gunshot wounds) Report Abuse
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Talk, Talk, Talk … but just don’t listen to others Report Abuse
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Don’t tell anyone anything Report Abuse
It’s hard to deal with a boss who thinks you’re a mind reader
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Talk up projects and employees to the outside world, then still give low reviews in house Report Abuse
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Doesn’t allow others to obtain responsibility Report Abuse
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Wants to be CC’ed on all emails and then jumps in to take all power away from original sender Report Abuse
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Doesn’t take a break (as in work exists first … 24 / 7) Report Abuse
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Creates arbitrary timelines estimates or figures, and then gets upset when they aren’t met Report Abuse
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Accept outside advice because it sounds good, even if it doesn’t apply Report Abuse
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Hiring friend(s) into the staff, and at higher than entry level Report Abuse
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Disrespect your employees Report Abuse
If you treat them like they don’t matter, then do they?
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Tells too much Report Abuse
It may even be harder to deal with a boss who CC’s you on all email and walks by your office hourly to inform you of new plans
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Don’t allow feedback (in some form) from the very people you deal with daily Report Abuse
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Giving top employees harder assignments because the rest of the staff isn’t as good (but still paying the same wages) Report Abuse
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