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Rein in ‘You’re lucky to have a job’ managers

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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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