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    Managing Upward: Strategies for Succeeding With Your Boss

    The Boss's Survival Guide

    Nasty People

    Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Boss? 13 Types and How to Survive Them.

    "When people know they're being watched, they tend to behave differently—better than they would if they weren't being watched—that's why there isn't much information available about what really goes on in the workplace. So Haight conducted a five-year research study, spying on managers from within their company from 1997 to 2002. She worked as an employee in eleven organizations in various industries across the northeastern and southwestern United States. Because the people she studied did not know they were being watched, this book makes often hidden management misbehavior public knowledge."

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    User: anonymous
    Date: 12/28/2005 7:04:00 PM

    User: anonymous
    Date: 9/8/2006 12:12:00 AM

    how do i deal with a bad write up

    User: anonymous
    Date: 9/27/2006 7:43:00 AM

    how does a person deal with a child-like boss (e.g throws tantrums, expects the impossible, selfish etc). i am new at work and everyone seems to be terrified of him and they run riducously fast to his beckon. its so frustrating. he has no consideration for my actual working hours. advice?

    User: anonymous
    Date: 11/19/2006 9:20:00 PM

    Life is too short. Get another job fast. People like him will not change, until they terrify the wrong person, and then all terror will end forever.

    User: emere4
    Date: 6/1/2007 9:33:00 PM

    Yes life is too short but there will come a time when you will be the who is the wrong person because you have no choice. Study them keep records and prepare for the day when you cannot escape.

    User: anonymous
    Date: 6/3/2007 1:33:00 PM

    What do I do? According to the supervisor when I first started everyone saw me as a brown-noser, now she has told me that everyone feels like I'm a know-it-all. I've only been there a little over 90 days and they all say that I caught on quick. I actually enjoy being on the phone with customers, whereas everyone else complains about it. I think they all just feel threatened by me. And ever since I received recognition by a customer for providing quality customer service, everyone seems to hate me and now they knitpick at everything I do.

    User: anonymous
    Date: 9/12/2007 4:54:00 PM

    I think my boss is bipolar, she is mean and never talks to anyone she talks at them, i share an office with her and it is very stressful with her looking over me and listening to all my work related phone calls and especially when she interrupts my conversations when i'm in the middle of a call. Today she actually hit me in the arm and told me not to look at her faxes, when I was actually just reviewing what was coming over because i printed something and was searching for it. Should I report this incident she is also always using bad language

    User: anonymous
    Date: 9/28/2007 4:39:00 AM

    boss is always right.

    User: anonymous
    Date: 11/3/2007 11:24:00 AM

    I am new at my positon only received a few days training put at my desk and on my own, supervisor is also new and she has been picking on me, humilating me in front of other employees, raising her voice, has moved me to lowest position in office. What is the best way to handle her, she implies that I am stupid, is this abuse?

    User: anonymous
    Date: 1/15/2009 4:13:00 PM

    This has been going on for eons. It's not going to stop unless we have them all killed and make this world a better place to live in. Maybe you could make it look like an accident.

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