What Not To Do When You Have a Bad Boss

  1. Avoid – you will come off as uncommitted and uncooperative
  2. Sulk – others will view your conduct as childish and petty
  3. Wish for the boss’s demise – toxic thoughts take up mental space and psychic energy
  4. Gloat over the boss’s failures – you will look like the lesser person
  5. Bad-Mouth – you will come across as the gossip
  6. Confront – a frontal attack will leave you vulnerable to being misunderstood and attacked back
  7. Retaliate or act out – striking back could hurt your reputation, burn bridges, and even get you fired
  8. Shut Out – giving your boss the silent treatment makes you appear unreasonable