December 8, 2017

Why Does Your Boss Hate You?

Why does your boss hate you? It’s a question that many people ponder. And if you feel like your boss hates you, it’s something you need to address as soon as possible.

Angry bossing yelling at innocent employee through megaphone

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Bosses aren’t perfect and neither are you. Try to put yourself in your boss’s shoes for a minute. It’s likely that your boss has a lot on her plate. If you’re causing her headaches at work, driving her crazy, or creating more work for her, that’s not a good thing. When you continually cause problems for your boss, it’s not going to end well for you.

If you’re wondering why does your boss hate you? It’s time to reflect on your actions and behaviors. Do you…

  • Procrastinate?
  • Complain?
  • Make Excuses?
  • Not Play Well With Others?
  • Always Know Best?
  • Gossip?
  • Show Up Late?
  • Shirk Responsibility?
  • Make Your Boss Look Bad?

All of these things will drive your boss crazy and over time they may create friction between you and your boss. Remember that the worker-boss relationship is a professional one and it doesn’t mean that you’ll be buddy-buddy with your immediate supervisor.

The things you do, things you don’t do, and the things you say can all contribute to a situation where your boss doesn’t like you. The biggest question is whether or not you’re the problem or something else is. If you are, it’s time to make some serious decisions.

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First you should take a deep breathe and continue doing your job. Try to stay on your boss’s good side. If there’s an obvious fix to the problem, it’s time to make a change. Or if the problems continue, it’s time to either quit or conduct an off-the-radar, secret job search. FYI: a bad boss is a perfectly acceptable reason to quit a job.

Always remember that if you show up for work, do a good job, and be a professional you most likely won’t ruffle any feathers in the workplace. Strive to do your best at all times, but if you’re in a bad situation it’s time to implement a game plan that will help you move on to bigger and better things.

Good luck!

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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