Let me begin by asking if you agree with the above statement. Do you?
My friend *Biodun quit his job after two years of torture, torment, psychological abuse and trauma from his boss. This woman is the stereotypical bitch-boss, nothing he did ever pleased her. From day one it was as though she just hated the very sight of him and did everything in her power to frustrate him into quitting. If he did things one way she would complain, often calling him a fool or no-good, when he asked her for directives, she would still call him a fool and said he lacked initiative. Often times she would question his degree and qualifications, she'd often emasculate him and embarass him in front of the office. Unfortunately not much could be done because she's closely related to the CEO and just recently Biodun caved and handed in his resignation.
I honestly didn't think it was that serious till he told me he quit.
Now another friend of mine is on the verge of quitting her job. In her own case she has reported to HR on two occasions but twice it was to her detriment. Now she's thinking about just quitting her job as staying is ruining her self-esteem and peace of mind. The problem however is that her job is a good one and the pay is very decent, the only offer she has (she's been applying for other jobs) isn't exactly what she wants to do and the pay is much less, but she's sure that the circumstances would be better there, she would be working under a family friend.
This morning she talked about it and the question above is pretty much what we're wondering; Is a bad job with a good boss better that a good job with a bad boss?
And please can someone tell me what it is with bosses that do everything to frustrate their subordinate(s)? Do you think they're facing serious problems in their personal lives and they take it out on junior staff or are some people just plain evil and derive pleasure from making others miserable?
Have you ever had to deal with a mean boss? How did you cope?