Your relationship with your boss can be good, bad or somewhere in between. Knowing the signs of a dysfunctional relationship can help you decide whether it’s worth working on or if you should just move on, career consultant Jennifer Winter writes.
- You’re trying to please people. When your goal becomes pleasing your boss instead of doing a good job, there’s a problem.
- You’re throwing tantrums. Feeling upset about your manager’s choices and behaving badly is a bad sign. This includes mouthing off, getting into fights and making no effort to negotiate.
- You’re suffering in silence. There shouldn’t be bullying in your dealings with a higher-up because that signifies a breakdown of the boss-employee relationship.
— Adapted from “Are You in a Dysfunctional Relationship with Your Boss?” Jennifer Winter, The Daily Muse.