Can you get away with saying anything at work?
  
My Boss is a nightmare
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My Boss is a nightmare


Why Talk?

You need to let off steam. Your boss drives you round the bend with their ridiculous demands and constant refusal to acknowledge your work and efforts- you can only keep quiet for so long!

Discuss it with others and confirm that it’s not only happening to you and maybe even to make things change.

Why is it risky?

You’re bad mouthing your boss- it’s as simple as that.

How do you do it?

Make a risk-assessment. If the case against them is purely personal ("I think he’s pretentious and lazy,") keep your comments to yourself.

If however, your frustrations towards him/her are concerning his methods and work organization, you can talk about the situation, but with tact.

Instead of ruminating, concentrate on what negatively impacts your work. Once you’ve identified these problems, keep in mind that in a company making proposals is a good thing. You can mention the boss, but do not attack them. Instead trouble shoot and say things like: "I think I could provide more quality if ...” followed by concrete solutions that you’ve thought of.

Diplomacy is key to this situation.




Why talk?
You need to let off steam. Your boss drives you round the bend with their ridiculous demands and constant refusal to acknowledge your work and efforts- you can only keep quiet for so long! Discuss it with others and confirm that it’s not only happening to you and maybe even to make things change.
Why is it risky?
You’re bad mouthing your boss- it’s as simple as that.
How do you do it?
Make a risk-assessment. If the case against them is purely personal ("I think he’s pretentious and lazy,") keep your comments to yourself.

If however, your frustrations towards him/her are concerning his methods and work organization, you can talk about the situation, but with tact.
Instead of ruminating, concentrate on what negatively impacts your work. Once you’ve identified these problems, keep in mind that in a company making proposals is a good thing. You can mention the boss, but do not attack them. Instead trouble shoot and say things like: "I think I could provide more quality if ...” followed by concrete solutions that you’ve thought of.
Diplomacy is key to this situation.




Women in Focus Editor
10/14/2011
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