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A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell by Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.

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Chapter 17. The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Sometimes a boss is so bad in so many ways and everyone knows it, yet they feel helpless to do anything due to a hierarchical structure and contract agreements. Such a boss is not just incompetent, insensitive, manipulative, insulting, unfair, and vindictive. He can also be found fraternizing with employees and expecting too much of everyone while taking time off for himself, and much more. While this boss may likely be out of a job eventually, due to reports of his misdeeds to higher-ups and the high turnover of disillusioned underlings, he can continue to wreak havoc for the present because employees feel cowed and don’t know what to do. An analogy would be the rolling stone that at first gathers no moss, ...

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