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Question:I have worked at my current position for two and one half years. We have a boss of six months that is very controlling, right down to what we are and are not allowed to say?. I want to tell her that I think she needs to ease up, how would you approach t

Working with tough boss

Asked by sweetday on 10/22/08 3 Answers»
llkelly118

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If you want to keep your status or what little peace of mind you currently have...Don't say anything to anyone in upper management or HR. I have done it and it only labeled me as a trouble maker and costed me a promotion. Ultimately I ended up quitting my job and suffering through this recession. I thought speaking up would change her behavior but it only made it worse. If I had it to do over, I would have started looking for another job much sooner.

Answered by: llkelly118 on 12/13/09
LauraLee311

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Yes, that's what HR departments are for. If you're having problems with your boss, discuss it with an HR representative.

Answered by: LauraLee311 on 10/28/08
runnindownadream

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It might be tough to approach your boss directly, especially because it might affect your everyday work. Does your company have an HR department? Maybe you could ask someone there to act as an intermediary.

Answered by: runnindownadream on 10/27/08
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