Would You Work for This Guy?
A job with excellent pay and great benefits appeals to a lot of applicants. People who hold such jobs are often envied by many. Let me ask you this: what if you find out they are working for the boss from hell…would you still be envious?
Take a look at these stereotypes and ask yourself, would I work for this guy?
The Nagger If you have a nagging wife, how would you like to be subjected to the same condition at work? This type of boss would be nagging nonstop about how you could’ve done your work better or faster though you’re still far from your deadline.
The Randy Andy How often do you hear about your boss’s escapades during lunch? It could get very uncomfortable to work for someone whose thoughts revolve around things that are sexual in nature even if they are not directed towards you. It can also bring a sense of guilt if you happen to know the spouse/partner they are cheating on.
The Slave Driver This type of boss can squeeze the life out of you. You may soon find yourself drowning and choking with all the tasks assigned to you that it can literally be hard to breathe. You may be earning well, but this type of boss always makes sure that he/she gets every penny’s worth.
The Egotistical Maniac This type of boss thinks that he knows it all and never listens to anybody else. He would never admit his fault but will always be ready to jump and claim credit for all your good work. Employees working for this type make them feel that their abilities and ideas are often downsized.
The BFF This type of boss can be too clingy that you’d find yourself hanging out with him/her out of pity. Some bosses try to steer clear of being a terror type and instead try to be too friendly. While it’s nice to have a boss who is sociable, it’s even better when they are fair to everyone else and not just you.
By the Book Rules are guides. But some bosses who are fairly new at their position tend to take this concept to a whole new level to try to impress the top management or play it safe, thinking that doing so would secure their position. A good boss enforces the rules but also should be flexible enough for exceptions, as long as they do not compromise team values, the company name or company goals.
The Terror This type is the one who strikes fear. This can be good if you hate talking or if you can completely work on your own without instruction. However if you are afraid to even look your boss in the eye, then that could be worrisome, especially if you have team goals to accomplish. However, you can enhance discipline skills as well because working for this type would make you feel like you’re in the military.
Perfect bosses may be scarce. But if you find yourself working for these guys, a small talk may help to make conditions more favorable. Break the cycle!