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SunitaT0
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10/30/2015 | 3:14:14 PM
Re: Option D: All of the above
@mejiac: true. Your job satisfaction to some extent depends not on how much money you are earning but how free and unbound is your workplace. Give me a $200,000 job with a terrible boss and I would want to switch.
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10/30/2015 | 3:11:01 PM
Re: Option D: All of the above
@mejiac: I hate those micromanaging freaks. Neither do they have a life of their own nor do they want us to have a life of our own. Their mentality is like "we were bullied by our seniors. We could chose to be sympathetic, but then why should we? We can't tell anything against our seniors so we'll just vent our frustration on you."
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10/30/2015 | 1:05:16 PM
Option D: All of the above
Thanks David,

In the past I had a manager who was a combination of all of them, with a major tendency of being a Vampire, since he sucked the life out of me.

The option that resulted the best for me is simply moving on to better things. I know that not everyone can mustard the courage, but the outcome is much much more rewarding.

My train of thought is at a job you're being paid for your expertise and what you can bring to your team, not to be a seat warmer. So if someone is in a situation that just isn't pleasent, and you have to convince yourself to get up to go to the office.... that's a sign that you need to start seeking better opportunities,

 
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10/30/2015 | 9:27:37 AM
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Whoopty, You are so right on virtual bosses. I've had some that are great and you can always tell they communicate from a good place. I've had others just tell me to fix this without telling me how they thought it was wrong (or worse when it was right to begin with.) Once I had to go over the head of my direct contact because of her ghosting, giving me little to no (or wrong) feedback to the point that I was in danger of losing pay due to deadlines. Working virtually is a great thing but it can makea bad boss situation even worse. I've also noticed though that it goes both ways. I've had to smooth ruffled feathers of people higher up on the food chain after a coworker wrote a less than tactless email. We all need to work together to communicate as best we can given the limitation of never being face to face.
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10/30/2015 | 9:18:38 AM
clue less boss
This one is so useful. It's practical advise disguised as humor. I'll definitely put it to use in my workplace.
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10/30/2015 | 7:59:29 AM
Distance
Pretty sure I've worked with all of these at some point! The weirdest part though can be dealing with them at a distance. While it can be easier in that you don't necessarily have to deal with them directly or through face-to-face interaction, it can make reading their mood much harder and therefore difficult to predict. 

Does anyone else struggle with bosses that you don't often meet with in person?
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