How should I deal with my idiotic, condescending, and disrespectful boss?
May 7, 2008 5:39 PM Subscribe
I am good at what I do. I currently oversee a dept of about 10 people. I like the people in my department. I've had various opportunities to develop professionally until recently, and I am stuck doing a lot of unnecessary leg work due to lack of support. The problem is my boss and his boss. I have no respect for them, and most importantly, I don't see any further professional development, mainly because they're getting in the way of potential opportunities. Do I leave or stay (become bitter/mad/resentful of them)? If I stay, how do I deal with idiotic, disrespectful, and condescending boss? (more info inside)
posted by icollectpurses to work & money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My bosses' actions and inability to provide sufficient support is frustrating. In addition, the double standards against me has gotten me losing respect for them, not to mention discouraging. I would like to stay with the company if possible, but working under the current bosses would mean having to deal with their disrespect, and inability to communicate important information properly. I have built tenure, credibility, and respect within the organization, so I would like to stay with the organization if possible, just would like my bosses to be competent and supportive. I would try looking for, or expressing my interest for development opportunities, but I think my boss would 'block' it, since I think they've done it before so they could get me promoted to this position.
I am not sure what to do: look for outside opportunities and leave quietly, or potentially risk rocking the boat and having to deal with not getting along with my bosses until I do leave.
At this time, other positions available within the organization would be a step down from my current position.
What I would like to know is, if I stay is, what things should I be doing smarter in the work place? Are there books I should be reading (classes or hobbies) that might help me deal and cope?