With unemployment still running high, too many managers tell their employees—whether through their words or actions or both—that they should feel lucky to even have a job. “You need to nip that in the bud … that attitude is an insidious plague,” said attorney Shanti Atkins, CEO of California-based ELT employment law training firm.
Atkins says managers carrying that attitude feel they don’t need to treat employees with respect. That leads to more discrimination, bullying and ignoring of company policies.
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