Change pusher # 2- My boss, my enemy

By: Aditya Kumar

Bossing is the boss’s right.

Talk to any employee about his boss and you have raised a painful issue. Now, hear all he has to say about how the boss dominates him at work and is making his life hell. Most working people would rate unsupportive employer as a big woe. And it is the number two pusher for a job change.

A boss is not a rare lot. The person referred to as a ‘boss’ comes from the same society as you. Only that he has the authority now, which makes him different from the others whom he authorises. And with authority comes a tendency to look up and ignore the sensitivity of those at the bottom.

There are many reasons why you have come to detest your employer, depending on your experience with him. And since you cannot change the boss, you change the job.

Bad bosses have most commonly been found to have the following qualities:

  1. Uncooperative:

The boss lists the tasks and doesn’t tell how to do it. This is most common issue facing IT workers. The boss doesn’t help in the execution of work. Poor training facilities are available. But the employer is more than eager to put employee under scanner for non performance.

  1. Unachievable demands:

For people employed in target-based jobs, the greatest woe is inaccessible targets. The employer sets targets without any consultation with the employee. And every time the employee is below the expectations set for him/her, the boss is ready to censure for non performance. Learn to tackle boss’s unachievable demands at career resources.

  1. Lack of sensitivity:

Most bad employers are blamed for lacking sensitivity. Though it was common for the entrepreneurs during the early stages of industrial revolution, employers are now more sensitive to the demands of their employees. But bad bosses continue with their ways. Some of the signs are, they won’t interact much with employees, and would be unperturbed with their needs, come what may.

  1. Stunts your career growth:

This is particularly common of managers who are themselves insecure about their position. Such managers would not offer his employees growth opportunitiesFree Articles, as he fears he will rise above him or worse become a competitor.

The list goes on endlessly and so are the reasons to change job. Does you employer reveal any of the above mentioned qualities. Then it’s high time you made the move.

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