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It's Okay to Manage Your Boss: The Step-by-Step Program for Making the Best of Your Most Important Relationship at Work by Bruce Tulgan

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Chapter 9. What If Your Boss Really Is a Jerk?

You are feeling frustrated and upset. Your boss is worried, agitated, and getting increasingly angry. You don't want to make things worse—and you certainly don't want to get fired. But It's getting harder and harder not to say something to someone because the boss is being a complete jerk!

Have you ever had a boss who really was a complete jerk? Jerk bosses come in all types: the boss who is intimidating, mean, or abusive; the boss who pretends things are up to you when they are not; the boss who Doesn't keep track of what's going on but who makes big decisions that affect everyone; the boss who soft-pedals her authority until something goes terribly wrong, and then comes in and chews you out; the ...

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