Nothing puts a damper on your work life like a bad boss, but at times — particularly in a down economy —s imply finding a new job isn’t an option.
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Career blogger Marci Alboher interviews the authors of a book called Working for You Isn’t Working for Me about dealing with difficult problems with your boss, who in turn offer a few useful tips for coping. For example:
It’s important to be able to identify exactly what the boss does that bothers you. But it’s equally important to craft a plan for re-charging yourself. You want to restore your energy (through exercise, meditation, or healthy escapes), repair your emotional state and re-build your confidence (write down your successes everyday, find places to showcase your talents).
If things are really bad, there really isn’t much you can do but start looking for an exit strategy from your current job (and the authors agree with this). That said, we’ve all dealt with a tough boss at some point in our work lives, so why don’t you share how you coped with it in the comments.
How to cope with a bad boss [Yahoo Shine]