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If you're lucky, or in a good place career-wise, you don't have a micromanaging boss. But if you do, or if you've ever had one, the reason they do it is actually simple: They feel helpless. And knowing that can help you push back and get a little breathing room from them.


Just like with regular employees, the professionalism and likability of managers can vary greatly - some are excellent at their jobs while others are truly terrible. Either way, there are a few things you just shouldn't say to your direct superior. After all, they ultimately hold the keys to your future in the company. Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are the words and phrases you should never utter to your boss.


How your boss manages you can have a lasting impact on what kind of worker you become in the future and affect the way you deal with your subordinates if you do end up in a management role. We take a look the qualities that a "superboss" would possess based on the experiences of a software industry veteran.