What should you do if your boss hates you?

I really didn’t know how else to phrase the title of this article. Most people have had their fair share of horrible bosses though, so I definitely think it’s a topic that needs to be discussed. I haven’t really ever had too horrible of a boss (when compared to others), but I  also haven’t really ever had an AMAZING boss as well.

Here on Grad Money Matters we talk a lot about career advice and different ways to make more money. However, what do you do if your boss hates you and it’s impacting your career and ability to make more money in your life?

What should you do if your boss hates you?Is it you?

Before you automatically assume that it’s your boss, you need to first stop and think about whether or not the problem is actually you. You should be listening to what your boss is saying and trying to make an active improvement.

Now, if you know for a FACT that it’s not you, continue reading below 🙂

Record what’s going on.

If something is going on, then you should try to document as much of it as you can. You never know if your boss may try to get you fired, and if there are others at the company (this most likely won’t work if your boss is the owner) then you may be able to show this documentation to them so that you are not fired. You never know, others may have the same problem with your boss!

Try to get transferred to a different position where yo will have a different boss.

If you work at a big company, you may be able to transfer to a different position or department so that you are no longer working under your boss. If this is possible, this may be your best bet to escape them.

Get a new job.

Finally, if the situation is completely unbearable, then you may want to look into getting a new job. I’m not saying that everyone should go out there and leave their jobs right now. However, you need to analyze your situation.

You should make sure that your finances are covered (such as with an emergency fund) if you can, but there are situations such as where your life is at risk where you might just have to leave.

If you can, try to have a new job lined up before you leave your current one.

Have you ever had a horrible boss? What happened and how did you deal with it?


Image via Flickr by Bart Everson


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