Dear Experts, How do I cope with a boss who is mean to me? Other than his negative energy, I love my job. My co-workers are great and the money is sufficient for my lifestyle. My boss just doesn't understand common courtesy and how to treat others with respect. The guy is a on power trip! Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#453 As long as he's generally a jerk and it's not personal, try to stick it out. You'll learn patience. :-) (@beneubanks) Q#453 I would confront him (politely). Ignoring him or being passive aggressive will only make it worse. (@gradversity) Q#453 Many mean bosses aren't aware, or don't care. This tool can help explain why: http://ow.ly/1fIvm (@jtodonnell) Q#453 Maybe it's time to make a career move. Read blog post from: http://www.avitacareermanagement.com/blog/?p=288 (@CareerCoachPro) Q#453 ONLY thing in UR control is how U react to things. U won't change him. Chg instead UR reaction. Don't give UR power away. (@DawnBugni) Q#453 Start looking for a job with a boss who is a better match for you. Positive activity may make things more tolerable! (@MarySevinsky) Q#453 I recommend speaking w/ your boss or HR rep? U can also report him anonymously to HR. (@blogging4jobs) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
March 08, 2010