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Three quarters of Americans say that their boss is the cause of most of their workplace stress, and toxic bosses definitely aren’t just something you come across in Hollywood movies. 75% of us have left jobs that we otherwise enjoyed because our boss was a nightmare, that’s the kind of impact they can have on our lives, both inside and outside of work.
But is there anything you can do when you have a toxic boss? Resume.io have created a guide for how to deal with each of the main types of bad bosses. So if they’re too rigid, you should find alternate ways of phrasing your requests to emphasise what they have to gain or lose based on their decisions.
Meanwhile, if your boss is just downright evil, you need to talk to your HR department straight away to make them aware, while a corrupt boss needs you to find some support from colleagues who share your opinions and can help you come up with a plan.
Toxic managers can ruin your life and career if you let them, but instead of looking to leave your job because of them, why not check out the rest of these tips and see if they can help you find a better way of dealing with your boss?