Sara El Kareh
Most of the bosses around the world are known to be arrogant, rude, disrespectful and bossy. This is a common fact among most companies all around the world. However, when you have no other choice than to deal with such type of bosses, you can follow several steps to avoid this conflict. Below you can find some helpful tips:
- Never forget that you still have some power. No matter how your boss treats you, you still have the ability to choose. You can simply avoid this tense situation of him/her being around, or you can just avoid being in the same place or talking to him/her. In addition, you can choose to resign if you think that his/her presence in your daily life is causing too much stress and issues.
- Don’t play the role of the victim. If you think that quitting is not an option, you must have the ability to get along with this situation. You can either change your attitude when dealing with your boss, or you can just adapt to the fact that you have to handle an annoying person every single day. Do not be the victim. You can just manage your time at work, speak honestly about this issue with the manager him/herself or with higher management, you can also choose to give some reasons behind this uncomfortable relationship between you and your boss.
- Not every single behavior from your boss’s part should be taken personal. You don’t have to act in bad manners if you are treated in a bad way. In fact, behaviors usually reflect the inner state of a person, whether it is lack of self-confidence, trust issues, specific weaknesses… Instead, be kind. Do your job as you are supposed to do it and use it as weapon in any conflict. Be aware of you reactions when your boss tries to manipulate or criticize you in any way. Make sure not to fall into this, and face him/her in a mature way and deal with the problem wisely.
Being honest and transparent wins over everything. When you are loyal to your job, when you hold responsibility of all the tasks assigned to you and when you are doing everything as told, you’ve got nothing to fear. However, no matter how much of a good employee you were, your bad relationship with your boss will lead you to losing your job. Don’t lose hope! Everything happens for a reason.