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ANNOYING/OVER-PRINCIPLED BOSSES

HOW TO COPE WITH THEM

In our various businesses and jobs, we meet different types of superiors. Some of these Bosses are very easy to work with, whiles others awfully aren’t.  If you happen to work with a difficult or over-principled one, that should not be a dire reason to quit the job. You are suppose to learn, how best to cope with him or her, in order to avoid getting into regular problems. Here are some simple steps to aid you.

KNOW YOUR BOSS
As an employee, you should endeavor to study your boss well. You need to know what he or she likes, how he or she wants the work to be done and the things you are to eschew in order to avoid messy confrontations. If you study your boss well and know how he or she is, it would help you avoid problems at work and reduce the tendency of you loosing your job. After getting to know who your boss is, make sure you don’t go contrary to said directives. Defiant subordinates are only fed with a daily dose of confrontations and an eventual dismissal letter. It is therefore incumbent on employees to learn compliance.

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TOLERATE HIS OR HER OPINIONS OR ACTIONS
You should also learn how to tolerate the views and actions of your superiors.  There are times you would like to differ from your boss’ point of view. That isn’t wrong, but you should be very mindful of the way you bring out your views. In your move to bring out your opinions, you should do it with  diligence and respect. You should accord a level of respect to the views of your Boss before you lay forth your opinion. Don’t try to be all-knowing and avoid insinuations. This can lead to a misunderstanding between you and your Boss and only cost you your job.

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OBEY THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR BOSS
Every instruction given to you by your Boss is suppose to be carried out with all urgency. As the famous saying goes, “Obey before complain”, you as an Employee should first carry out the instructions of your Boss.  If you have any different view on how it should be done, communicate your idea  in a less provocative way. But if you always complain and differ at every slight thing, some Over-principled Boss will take your attitude for disrespect and only get you slapped with a dismissal letter. Always obey instructions first, before you make interjections.

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Your concerns should be communicated in a very nice and professional way.
When you abide by these simple principles, there will be lesser misunderstandings  and fewer employer-employee feuds. This will improve your working relationship and help foster a better learning environment.

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