Thinking
of Quitting Your Job Because Of Your Difficult Boss? Wait A Minute – These Tips
Can Help

People
don’t leave their jobs, they leave their managers –
Margie
Warrell
Okay, I felt really
terrible last week Friday, the same day I co-incidentally published my article
on MonkeyPox (https://shegzsablezs.blogspot.com.ng/2017/10/one-thing-you-probably-might-not-know.html).
I was completely overwhelmed with these constant maltreatment and dehumanizing
behavior that I could not take it anymore. I had some minutes alone and I was
seriously considering the option of getting a transfer to another branch.
Perhaps, I am not alone in my plight, new research has found that being
overworked is not the reason people leave their jobs. A Danish study of 4,500
public service workers has provided credence to the adage that “people don’t leave their jobs, they leave
their managers.
”  According to
psychologist Matias Brødsgaard Grynderup, one of the researchers behind the
study; “We may have a tendency to
associate depression and stress with work pressure and workload; however, our
study shows that the workload actually has no effect on workplace depression
.”


Truth be told, I am
not perfect and errors may come from time to time but there are ready-made
mechanisms for correction and motivating staff for optimal performance which
should be employed by a Superior. In consequence, I also spoke to a colleague
who doubles as my best friend in the branch about my impending transfer from
Allen Avenue Branch I had plan to discuss with my Supervisor, but he gave some
sensible suggestions on the best way to manage the situation. The conversation
I had with Gbenga played an important role in the choice of discussion for this
week and I would be referencing some of his brilliant tips in the course of
this prodigious piece. You are most welcome.

v  Avoid Contact Except When Necessary
– One of the ways to ensure that any ensuring impossible situation is averted
or avoided is to ensure contact until only when it is exceptionally necessary.
Gbenga noted that limiting the number of times I walk into that office will
make things fare better. He also gave relatable instances of how this can be
achieved. I believe we totally agree with his well-thought-out initiative.

v  Keep Your House in Order
– We would all agree that one of the most important ways a subordinate can earn
trust and confidence of his Superior is to ensure that he anticipates his Boss’
demands and meets them before been asked to. Additionally, nobody likes a disorganized
and unreliable person, ensuring that files and other important documents are
neatly and safely arranged in their rightful places which makes it’s a lot
easier to provide them upon request will go a long way to restore the much-needed
respect from your Boss.


v  Do not Let It Affect Your Job
– No matter how bad your Boss’ behaviour, avoid letting it affect your work.
You want to stay on good terms with other leaders in the company (and keep your
job!). Don’t try to even the score by working slower, or taking excessive ‘mental health’ days or longer lunches.
It will only put you further behind in your workload and build a case for your
boss to give you the old heave-ho before you’re ready to go. (Source: 10
Brilliant Tips for Dealing with a Difficult Boss – THE MUSE EDITOR)

v  Be Positive
– Another helpful tip that cushions the effect of the unpleasant situation of
dealing with a difficult Boss is to ensure that we have a positive mindset.
There must be something you like about your job, there must be something you
like about the organisation. Keeping positive thoughts always ensures that
there are less rooms for negative ones. We should also remember that Nothing
last forever! Your Boss will not too.


v  Identify Triggers
– If your Boss has anger management problems, identify what triggers their
meltdowns and be extra militant about avoiding those.  For example, if your editor flips when you
misspell a source’s name, be sure to double and triple-check your notes and if
your Boss starts foaming at the mouth if you arrive a moment after 8:00AM, plan
to get there at 7:45AM – Every, Single, Day. (Source: Dealing with Toxic
Bosses)

Conclusively, I
believe we need to address the term – “a difficult boss“, What do you
think make a Boss 
difficult?

God Bless Us All


Olusanya, Oluwole
Sheriff
Oluwole Olusanya
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.