If there’s constant turnover in your team or department, that is not a good sign. If people are constantly quitting, there’s a good chance that it’s because your boss is a nightmare. So if they’re always hiring, you may want to abandon ship.
While Gordon Ramsay is entertaining AF to watch on TV, working under him would be a nightmare. I once had a boss who would scream at everyone in the office and call them names like “dummy” and ask, “What are you stupid?” It was a terrible environment to work in and the more she yelled the more nervous and less productive the employees became.
If you’re a woman (this happens way less to guys), you may have had a superior try to flirt with you in some capacity. They think that because you work under them, you’d be too afraid to speak up. That’s a sign of not just a bad boss but an all-around garbage person.
Sometimes life happens and workflow can get disrupted. It’s not ideal, but it happens to everyone. New babies, death, illness, a divorce; these things happen in life. A boss who can’t sympathize with their employees and punishes them for a drop-in productivity during a stressful time in their life is a huge d**k.
They also don’t want to consider any opinion but their own, because they are always right. No matter what. Don’t even question it. They’ll run the company into the ground before they admit that they’ve made a mistake.
When a mistake is made, it’s obviously not their fault. Just like a good captain, a good boss should go down with the ship. If a mistake is made, they should take some of the responsibility for it. After all, they’re supposed to be the team leader. But, a bad boss will blame the team for the failure.
Nothing is more annoying than a boss who won’t trust you to do your job. A boss hovering over you critiquing your work before you’ve even submitted the final product is beyond frustrating. But these micromanagers love referencing Steve Jobs. Well, Steve Jobs was a d**k boss.
What might be more frustrating than a boss who micromanages, is a boss who is a complete dumba**. You wonder how they even made it to the position they are in, because they are just so incompetent at their job. Well, in that case you can blame nepotism, cronyism, wealthy connections and privilege.
11. They Play Favorites And Get Into Office Politics
A good boss should remain as neutral as possible. Sure, some people in the office will get along better than others. But, it shouldn’t be such a blatant display. Bosses shouldn’t involve themselves in office gossip or single out an employee they don’t like.
Good bosses give credit where credit is due. They are proud that one of their employees could come up with something spectacular. Bad bosses think their employee’s ideas belong to them. They’ll steal your idea and pass it along to the execs like it was their own.
A good boss hires the best people for the job. They want to hire people that will drive the company forward and encourage others to perform better. A bad boss hires incompetent people because they don’t want to be shown up by employees with a more impressive skill set than they have.
Sure, your boss doesn’t have to hold your hand through work and thank you for every little task you do. But it’s nice to acknowledge your employees’ efforts. It encourages them to keep up the good work. Bosses who just throw a bunch of work your way and demand you do it immediately AND don’t say thank you are rude.