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My Boss is a Jerk


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)

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