How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

Find ways to manage those Monday (through Friday) Blues

So it’s not that you hate your job. You don’t wake up in the morning with the Monday Blues because of the work you do. It’s who you do the work for. Some bosses can be difficult and make doing your job harder than it needs to be.

From obnoxious behavior to downright disrespect, some supervisors make for terrible managers and toxic bosses. But no need to fret. Madame Noire offers several tips for dealing with a toxic workplace supervisor.

Craft your Plan B.  This may involve opening up the search for another job while networking within your professional contacts.  Hopefully you’ve kept in contact with coworkers and managers from previous positions because they tend to be a wealth of information and access to open positions.

Putting together a Plan B also eases the feeling of being caught between a rock and a hard place.  At the end of the day, while a toxic boss has the ability to cause you great mental stress, knowing that you have the power to change the situation by crafting your exit, increases your sense of control in the situation.

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