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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 21. It Goes with the Territory

In some cases, bosses may be bad because of the requirements and culture of the industry, and you can’t do much to change the situation if you want to continue working in that industry. Though things may be improving due to protective legislation, this may not be helpful on a day-to-day basis. A great many people in a particular field may complain about bad bosses, but they have learned to put up with it because that’s just the way things are. The boss has a huge amount of power while they have very little. And the field is so competitive that if they challenge their bad treatment, they know there are thousands of other people just like them waiting to get their job.

That was the difficulty facing Meredith ...

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