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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 25. Call 911

What do you do if your boss has a serious drug or alcohol problem? An addiction can manifest itself in various ways, from extreme irritability, to lapses of memory, to physical breakdowns. And sometimes the cost of a habit can lead to criminal behavior, such as embezzling money or stealing property from the company to support the habit. In a large company, this problem might be more easily resolved, since once the boss’s supervisors or top executives learn what is going on, they’ll deal with the situation right away. For example, they might require the boss to participate in a rehab program. In such a case, employees might do well to notify higher-ups if the addictive behavior continues and let them handle the situation, perhaps ...

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