With most of us spending around 40 hours a week, 48 weeks a year in our offices, maintaining a good relationship with our bosses is vital. Wind up in a toxic working relationship and our whole lives can become infected, leading to stress, exhaustion or worse. So, most of us make the effort to remain on civil terms with our managers, even if they may not be the sort of person we’d usually get along with. Related: How To Spot A Jerk Boss During An Interview However, even the fairest, most kind-hearted boss may not always be working in your best interests. After all, they’re loyal to the company first and you a very distant second. Here are seven useful facts about workplace life that your boss won't tell you:

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