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How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by maikbanj(m): 5:38pm On Jul 08
Good evening. I got transferred to a new office and my boss is just the direct opposite of the Previous.My current boss is a bit nice but then doesn't have managerial skills. She really doesn't know how to handle her subordinates. At a slight mistake, she's all shouting the roof down. She exaggerates a lot and looks for every means to put a blame on you when things don't work even though it's not your fault.
E.g, you're working on something and probably you have network issues and can't complete or round off on time, she'll just look for a way to put in on you.
Now it's almost affecting the way I work. Asking her questions sometimes is almost difficult and then I do it my way. There are just so many complains and I can't afford to lose this Job right now.

In front of you she's acting so nice but behind she's all saying dirty things.
I'm getting fed up. Coming to work seems tiring now.

Please how do I handle this?

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by ITbomb(m): 6:37pm On Jul 08
Rephrase

How to handle a female boss

They are the same everywhere

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by SimplyShit: 9:22am On Jul 10
Simple!

Just hold him by the balls if they're Male and by choke hold if they're female

I can't come and go and kill myself

Modified: that female boss of yours must be loloba

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by NwaAmaikpe: 9:22am On Jul 10
shocked




The fastest and surest way to get into a boss's heart is through their pants.

You can use a proxy where applicable.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Cholls(m): 9:22am On Jul 10

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by springlex: 9:22am On Jul 10
Ignore her and face your work

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by datola: 9:23am On Jul 10
The sooth sayers will say: "sack your boss and become your own boss"

Op, be patient, with time there will be change. Do your best and let it be good enough.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by brownemmanuel43(m): 9:23am On Jul 10
U can only get advice from someone that had an experience with a female boss before.
The only thing is that female bosses or HR always feel as demigod.
U can only do your best no go kill yourself for another man work and no go do eye service for where she dey
But if u know your what believe me she dare not stand on your way

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by ainas247: 9:23am On Jul 10
OP don’t trade your peace of mind with any salary you are getting..

1. Don’t let the shout get to you. Do your stuff and move on.

Meanwhile
If you want to rank your business on Google and start getting real chat up.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by channelstravel: 9:23am On Jul 10
Stay on your own. Do your job and go home. You're not meant to impress everyone you meet in life


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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by espn(m): 9:23am On Jul 10
Move on

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by manehtech: 9:24am On Jul 10
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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Kobicove(m): 9:26am On Jul 10
I hate when people enjoy bullying heir subordinates in the office!

You can get better results from your subordinates and underlings when you're firm but approachable smiley

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Blackpearlous(f): 9:26am On Jul 10
maikbanj:
Good evening. I got transferred to a new office and my boss is just the direct opposite of the Previous.My current boss is a bit nice but then doesn't have managerial skills. She really doesn't know how to handle her subordinates. At a slight mistake, she's all shouting the roof down. She exaggerates a lot and looks for every means to put a blame on you when things don't work even though it's not your fault.
E.g, you're working on something and probably you have network issues and can't complete or round off on time, she'll just look for a way to put in on you.
Now it's almost affecting the way I work. Asking her questions sometimes is almost difficult and then I do it my way. There are just so many complains and I can't afford to lose this Job right now.

In front of you she's acting so nice but behind she's all saying dirty things.
I'm getting fed up. Coming to work seems tiring now.

Please how do I handle this?



Watch how you react when she shouts.

I totally understand the part that you can't ask her questions because you don't want the unpleasant reaction but you have to ask even though it is not pleasant solely because of your efficiency.

Be very professional when she is emotional dont every keep shut but calmly explain yourself.

It is very ok for you to tell her you don't appreciate her shouting at you that your understanding she might be upset.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by ecolime(m): 9:27am On Jul 10
maikbanj:
Good evening. I got transferred to a new office and my boss is just the direct opposite of the Previous.My current boss is a bit nice but then doesn't have managerial skills. She really doesn't know how to handle her subordinates. At a slight mistake, she's all shouting the roof down. She exaggerates a lot and looks for every means to put a blame on you when things don't work even though it's not your fault.
E.g, you're working on something and probably you have network issues and can't complete or round off on time, she'll just look for a way to put in on you.
Now it's almost affecting the way I work. Asking her questions sometimes is almost difficult and then I do it my way. There are just so many complains and I can't afford to lose this Job right now.

In front of you she's acting so nice but behind she's all saying dirty things.
I'm getting fed up. Coming to work seems tiring now.

Please how do I handle this?
Banji, you still brought this issue to Nairalamd after all we discussed.

Fyi, madam is also on Nairaland. Infact she actually sent this link to me.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by wunmi590(m): 9:29am On Jul 10
cool

Just do your thing and put her in her lane, no too carry her matter for head like Matthias....

I have worked with alot of female boss, only two are best to work with, the others nah werey....

The current one I'm working with is down to earth, but she has her own side, but once she says something she doesn't like, she no go even remember am again for life, she don moveeeee be that...

Sometimes I discovered that women likes being respected, just accord her some respect and you will see how she will like you

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Nobody: 9:32am On Jul 10
That's the disadvantage of working with a female boss. They just want to make a statement and let everyone know they are the boss.

One thing you must know is, you are there to work and not to seek anyone's approval of you, therefore face your work and discharge your duties competently and satisfactorily to the best of your ability, otherwise you'll get frustrated if you keep seeking her validation. Simply ignore her! But don't disregard or disrespect her.

So far they pay you at the end of the month, you got no qualms.

Lastly, support it with prayers. Pray everyday before you leave the house that God Should remove every spirit of puffiness and hate towards you from your bosses heart. It works. I've done it before and
each time I do such prayers, she'lll just be staring at me like expired Panadol.

It is well.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by PAWG(m): 9:32am On Jul 10
Snub the fucker most times and act cool when she’s ranting, I think her relationship with you will improve in time, just hang in there
Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by money121(m): 9:34am On Jul 10
Ok

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by BTGbenga: 9:36am On Jul 10
Be deliberate about taking a special interest in her. Be nice to her, show her things, ask her view on issues not related to work e.t.c. Enter her psychologically. You will surely win. 100% guaranteed. And pray for her.
You don't know that people have both home and office issues these days, and this may get into how they relate with others at work(Psychological).
Any negative act from you will surely bounce on you, so that is why you must take these positive steps and be the best of friend.
I hope to hear your testimony of she recommending you for the next promotion soon.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by iamyemiakins(m): 9:36am On Jul 10
Omo!

For this kind of boss you have to take things easy and step by step with her and make sure you don't give her any chance to enter/see you finish. Don't give her any smiling face at all, squeeze face giam anytime you both have an eye contact, she'll later come under pressure to cool things down with you.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Karleb(m): 9:37am On Jul 10
Give her a piece of your mind.

Don't be too scared to lose your job.
Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by meobizy(f): 9:37am On Jul 10
Find a new job.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by boolet: 9:40am On Jul 10
Apparently there is no formula. It's either you take it al sheepihshly, kiss thier boots or move on. It has to be in your head that no organization is perfect.
Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Enginiaman1(m): 9:40am On Jul 10
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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by Usorohtheman(m): 9:42am On Jul 10
Karleb:
Give her a piece of your mind.

Don't be too scared to lose your job.

Bro, are you sure you are a Nigerian that is living in Nigeria?. This is Nigeria, not America.

However, what you said is true if only the person has mind.

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Re: How Do You Handle A Difficult Boss? by dingbang(m): 9:42am On Jul 10
Bring a ride that is more classy than hers. She will shut up.

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