How Do I Handle A Horrible Boss?
My boss is terrible. She’s new to the company and I think she feels she has something to prove. She plays mind games and does sneaky things that seem to set employees up for failure. People either walk on eggshells around her or they fall all over themselves sucking up. I just want to do my job. What can I do to make the situation bearable?
Terrified of Losing My Job in Topeka
Blech. Yucky. Boo. Hiss. I hate bad bosses and sadly, I have worked with a few in my time, though none on the level of what you describe here. I have my own thoughts on how to handle a boss like this, but it’s strictly from the perspective of an employee (and may or may not involve hiding all the good ink pens. Kidding. Not really).
So a boss like the one you describe has “issues”; the trick is not to get caught up in the hell of her making. So here’s what I would do if I were you.