A popular phrase these days goes something like, “You don’t quit your job. You quit your boss.” Bosses just have a habit of being a central reason for dissatisfaction at work. In an article for the Muse, Stacey Lastoe gives some little tips for what to do when you love your job but are at wit’s end about your boss.
Firstly, take a good, long look at your situation. Are the things that you hate about your boss really objectively bad traits and behaviors, or do they just rub you the wrong way personally? If it is the latter, you can work to change how you react to these behaviors. Additionally, remember that everyone has some qualities that are better than others. If your boss has any redeeming qualities, write them down and cling to them when your frustrations are otherwise high. Sometimes, you just have to take the good with the bad.
Follow that up by writing a big list of the many things that cause you to otherwise love your job. Does your boss’s lousiness really outweigh all of that? Is it really not worth it to just suck it up?
It could be worth it to just wait things out. A legitimately demonic boss’s behavior will get noticed, and eventually that person will get reprimanded or removed. In other cases, where bosses are merely incompetent, perhaps you can subtly coach your boss toward better behaviors. However, if a boss is 24/7 terrible and the situation does not improve over time, then you know what you need to do.
You can view the original article here: https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-to-do-when-you-hate-your-boss-but-love-your-job