15 Signs You Have a Bad Boss

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Heather R. Huhman for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here.

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Have you been feeling overwhelmed at work lately? Your boss could be the source of the problem.

Seventy-five percent of employees believe their boss is the worst, and most stressful, part of their job. Unfortunately, there are a number of things a bad boss can do to hurt the morale and productivity of their employees.

If you’re beginning to wonder if your boss is the source of your unhappiness at work, you know you have a bad boss when:

[Here are the first five of 15 indications.]

1. Your boss damages your self-esteem.

Does your boss bring you down at work? Unfortunately, you’re not alone.Sixty percent of employees say their boss at some point or another damaged their self-esteem.

2. Your boss isn’t good at their job.

Research shows 34 percent of workers believe their boss is not effective at his or her job. Not only that, but more than half believe they could do a better job than their boss.

3. Your boss doesn’t motivate you.

Bosses are meant to be an employee’s No. 1 advocate and motivator in the workplace. However, 39 percent of employees either feel only sometimes or never motivated by their bosses.

4. Your boss doesn’t listen.

Transparent communication is key in the workplace, but one-third of employees say their boss sometimes or never listens to their work-related concerns.

5. Your boss ignores you.

According to Gallup, 57 percent of employees who feel ignored by their bosses are not engaged at work.

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Here is a direct link to the complete article.

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the instructor of Find Me A Job: How To Score A Job Before Your Friends, author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.

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