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    Need a promotion? Be a bad boss

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - How do people get ahead in the workplace? One way seems to be by making their subordinates miserable, according to a study released on Friday.

    In the study to be presented at a conference on management this weekend, almost two-thirds of the 240 participants in an online survey said the local workplace tyrant was either never censured or was promoted for domineering ways.

    "The fact that 64.2 percent of the respondents indicated that either nothing at all or something positive happened to the bad leader is rather remarkable -- remarkably disturbing," wrote the study's authors, Anthony Don Erickson, Ben Shaw and Zha Agabe of Bond University in Australia.

    Despite their success in the office, spiteful supervisors can cause serious malaise for their subordinates, the study suggested, citing nightmares, insomnia, depression and exhaustion as symptoms of serving a brutal boss.

    The authors advocated immediate intervention by industry chiefs to stop fledgling office authoritarians from rising up the ranks.

    "As with any sort of cancer, the best alternative to prevention is early detection," they wrote.

    They faulted senior managers for not recognizing the signs of workplace strife wrought by bad bosses. "The leaders above them who did nothing, who rewarded and promoted bad leaders ... represent an additional problem."

    The study will be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, a research and teaching organization with nearly 17,000 members, from Sunday to Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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    Re: Need a promotion? Be a bad boss

    Maybe I should send this link to my dipshit management.
    In all my years of working I have realized that being in managment means you do less work make more money and get the OK to treat people like shit on a daily basis.
    It's sad but true and it's reality at (this is an assumption) 90% of all jobs.
    I'm so tired of arrogant, "I don't give a shit" attitude that management has on a daily basis.
    It's a sad fact of America that less work means more money, and bigger attitudes.


    Soon I will run/operate my own business and then I can be the prick with a dick

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    Re: Need a promotion? Be a bad boss

    That sounds exactly like my last job.
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    Thank god I'm out of there.
    ;D

    For those who have seen "Office Space", that was my last job.
    Unfortunatly my dream of having it burn down like the movie never came true.
    :'(

    It's all good now.

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    Re: Need a promotion? Be a bad boss

    "so-cal" wrote:
    That sounds exactly like my last job.

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    Thank god I'm out of there.

    ;D

    For those who have seen "Office Space", that was my last job.
    Unfortunatly my dream of having it burn down like the movie never came true.

    :'(

    It's all good now.

    Mmm, yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday, too. We've got some new people coming in and we... need to play catch-up. Thanks!

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    Re: Need a promotion? Be a bad boss

    We actually had "consultants" come in and evaluate the company.



    btw, "Kung Fu" sucks.

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    We had consultants too......they barely asked any of us who do the work any questions, and came up with a ton of dumb ideas that we never implemented.
    Theres 50G that my salary will never see

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    Re: Need a promotion? Be a bad boss

    Yup, that's about right.
    I'm so glad I'm out of there.
    I now have only one boss and I'm the #2 man well on my way to owning my own buisness.
    Json had the right idea when he said , "Json" wrote:
    Soon I will run/operate my own business and then I can be the prick with a slick willy
    However, I wouldn't want to be the prick boss.
    I've had far too many of them and, they suck.
    My boss now is exactly the kind of boss I've always wanted, and is exactly the kind of boss I want to be.
    Honest, straight-forward, and mello.

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    Despite their success in the office, spiteful supervisors can cause serious malaise for their subordinates, the study suggested, citing nightmares, insomnia, depression and exhaustion as symptoms of serving a brutal boss.
    Lmao!
    Obviously, whiney-ass emo cubical guys have never worked on concrete / masonry crews! You’d be suicidal within a week. :

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    "PurplePackerEater" wrote:
    Despite their success in the office, spiteful supervisors can cause serious malaise for their subordinates, the study suggested, citing nightmares, insomnia, depression and exhaustion as symptoms of serving a brutal boss.
    Lmao!
    Obviously, whiney-jiggly butt emo cubical guys have never worked on concrete / masonry crews! You’d be suicidal within a week. :
    You're right, and those in the study are clearly pansies but, an a**hole boss is still an a**hole boss, in any job.

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