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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 34. Give In to Collective Denial or Leave?

Sometimes, even when you’re right that a bad boss is undermining office morale and productivity, you may still have to face the political reality that no one wants to acknowledge how bad things are. So you may have to make a choice: Do you simply shut up and take the go-along-to-get-along approach? Or do you leave? Sometimes leaving may be the best alternative rather than joining in a collective denial. However, some specific incident eventually may break through the denial, and your former bad boss may be out the door. In fact, your leaving could even be the trigger that leads to this outcome, which might be a satisfying “I told you so” result when you hear about it, even if you are no longer ...

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