Despise your boss? You're not alone.
A new survey finds that nearly half of employees have worked for an unreasonable manager. Of those who had an unreasonable boss, almost 60% decided to stay put and deal with it.
The survey, conducted by OfficeTeam, a division of Robert Half that places administrative and support professionals, asked 441 office workers in phone interviews in early June about their experiences in the workplace.
Of the respondents who admitted to suffering underneath a terrible boss, 59% said they stayed put and tried to deal with the issue or simply suffered through the torment, 27% quit once they lined up another job and 11% quit immediately without having secured employment elsewhere.
OfficeTeam showcased five different categories of unreasonable managers: the micromanager, poor communicator, bully, saboteur and the mixed bag. The micromanager doesn't know how to delegate, the poor communicator doesn't give any directions, the bully makes it clear it's their way or the highway, the saboteur takes credit for their employees' ideas but blames them when things go wrong, and the mixed bag is unpredictable, making you walk on eggshells.
Write to Julie Steinberg