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A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell by Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.

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Chapter 10. No Excuses

Another kind of bad boss is totally insensitive and has no compassion when an employee has a serious problem, even a major injury or a death in the family. This boss’s motto is, you must work when you are supposed to be on the job: no excuses, no exceptions. He is like the Army drill sergeant who feels that any kind of wavering will undermine discipline and performance, and anyone who doesn’t adhere to the rules will be punished or fired. The people who stay are generally willing to quietly endure, yet morale and productivity can easily suffer, especially when an employee continues working in spite of an injury, family crisis, or other severe problem. Apart from quitting, is there anything that can be done?

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