Take This Job And…

What do you think is the number one reason people feel dissatisfied or leave their job?  Contrary to popular belief, it’s not advancement opportunities, it’s not money, it’s not even an inability to do the job.  The number one reason people leave or feel dissatisfied at work is their relationship with their immediate supervisor.

We’ve all had that boss.  The one who either takes us for granted,  doesn’t communicate, or even the one who is waiting at our desk when we walk in late to make a point.  It’s no wonder so many people feel apathetic, disengaged, and frustrated.  Most of us have also hopefully had the boss that inspires us, coaches us, and pushes us beyond what we think we’re capable of.   If you are one of those bosses, thank you.

With the current economy, I hear the sentiment,  ‘You should feel lucky to have a job”.  While you may feel fortunate to have a job, it certainly doesn’t mean you have to like it.

So what do you do when you need to keep your job but don’t want to lose your sanity?  There is so much to be said on the topic that I am going to break it up into two posts.  Here are the first 5 of 10 things you can do to survive a bad boss: