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The hard truth by 'Z': When your boss lets you down

Disillusioned? Try to listen and learn

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It’s great to have a boss whom you admire and respect. But one day, you might discover something that causes you to have serious doubts about this person.

You’ve got to ask yourself, “Am I going to learn from this experience or cut bait and run?”

The answer isn’t easy, especially if you’re still reeling from what has happened. It’s hard to re-evaluate someone whom you thought was a god. It’s painful to realize that your white-knight boss really isn’t so special after all.

A dose of empathy

You’re going to be hurt. Accept it. You’ll think, “Jeez, I thought I was so lucky to have such an amazing boss.” You’ll wonder if you’re a bad judge of character or if you were just deluded.

I have a friend who thought the world of her boss. Then BOOM! It came out that he had an affair with a subordinate. Morale plummeted. My friend was watching this mess unfold, and she told me, “I feel betrayed by all this.”

I told my friend to step into...(register to read more)

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