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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 30. Dealing with Danger

It might make sense to go along with a very difficult, demanding, disrespectful boss in a highly competitive industry, especially when that’s the main route to getting ahead. However, it may not be the best strategy when an ongoing abusive situation turns into a dangerous one for yourself or others. For a time, monitoring a deteriorating situation might work when that’s the norm of doing business in the industry. But when deterioration turns into an immediate threat, it may time for you or someone with more power to take some action. After all, if you’re assisting someone who creates a dangerous condition, you share some of the responsibility, and you might be found liable or guilty of a crime. It’s like you’re ...

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