How to deal with an annoying boss?

The mood swings of an annoying boss can be tough to handle
The mood swings of an annoying boss can be tough to handle

How to deal with an annoying boss?

Do you have an annoying boss?

Is your boss getting a bit too, bossy?

Is your boss, just full of it?

Is your boss making your work-life miserable?

Is your boss giving you too much work deliberately?

Do you think you deserve better treatment from your boss?

Have you lost all hope?

Learn how to deal with an annoying boss and put an end to all your worries with these super fun, super easy and super effective ways to make your boss happy. It is easier said than done, but be patient and work your way in his/her good books.

1) Be direct. Your boss does not have time to read between the lines.

2) Don't hold back in showing displeasure. If something your boss has said/done annoyed you, make the annoyance apparent to them.

3) Have an opinion and say No when you don't agree with your boss. Many bosses look for people in their staff who can be their 'brakes' whenever necessary. If you spot a mistake in your bosses' final report to the executives', he/she will be glad you did. You may even get rewarded for it. Whoever knew that disagreeing with your boss would be so much fun?

Temper tantrums of an annoying boss can ruin a good day at work
Temper tantrums of an annoying boss can ruin a good day at work

4) Share gossip. Your boss will love it if you are his/her eyes and ears outside the cabin.

5) Induce healthy flirting in your relationship with your boss, if he/she is of the opposite sex. Do not flirt with your boss if he/she is the same sex as you and you're not sure about his/her sexual orientation.

6) When you say you'll do something, do it. All bosses appreciate employees who can 'get the job done'.

7) Go to work hungover. Your boss will realize that you have a life outside work.

8)Get to know your boss better by knowing his likes, dislikes, family background, hobbies and much more. If you've been working with your boss for a long time, take your relationship to the next level. Personal bonding will improve work relations.

9) If you're not in the mood to work, tell your boss so. You are a human being, not a robot. If your boss is a good manager, he/she will take this in the spirit of humor and laugh it off. But don't make this a habit. You will invite trouble if you harass him/her every Monday morning with your mood swings.

10) Don't knock. Barge into your boss' office when you want to get work done.

11) When you're busy, ask your boss not to disturb or interrupt you. He/she will realize that you mean business.

12) Get drunk with your boss. It's a great way to lose any inhibitions on either side.

13) If you have an idea that you think may better the functioning or performance of your firm or company, communicate it to your boss. You'll be surprised to see how a simple idea can change the course of a business for the better.

14) Dress well, look good. You are your bosses' front runner and you represent him/her when you walk over to other departments to get work done. He/She will appreciate if you put in effort to look good and portray a professional image, always.

15) Don't be late. Don't work too late either.

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rorshak sobchak 5 years ago

Loved this hub. Great job with the tips. I like the pictures that you have included. This is useful because I am sure everyone has to deal with a boss like this sometime or another. Keep up the great work.


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

You're right! Very few people are lucky enough to escape the wrath of an annoying boss at some points in their careers.

Thanks for the feedback Jeremy. I'm glad you liked my hub.

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Husky1970 5 years ago

Although I never considered myself annoying, I have been a boss to many. And I would agree with almost all of your tips as I would have liked people working under me to follow your tips. Another great hub by princesswithapen. Voted up and useful.


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Hi Husky

I'm glad you could relate to these tips - It makes all the effort worthwhile. Thanks for your generous feedback!

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Ha ha this is a great hub, I loved it,even though I don't have a boss like that anyome ,I did have about three Years ago.

He was awful and the staff turnover was aalmost weekly. Still he didn't learn.I was sorry to leave there because I had made some really good friends.

However I certainly didn't miss him

Thnk you for sharing this gem with us.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Hi Eiddwen

I'm glad you liked this hub. Its good to know that you don't have an annoying boss anymore. They're quite a pain to deal with, aren't they?

In your case, a weekly staff turnover sounds quite pathetic. Didn't the management notice that?

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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

I think my boss is slightly intimidated by me and that's the way I'd like to keep it. ;-) Good hub princesswithapen!


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Hi NiaG

If your boss is intimidated by you, I can only say that you are a lucky girl! Just make sure he/she is not on HubPages reading this comment! Haha

I'm glad you liked this hub.

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NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

Thought about that but she's a workaholic and is not an avid internet surfer so I think I'm safe. Maybe I should do a hub on my intimidation techniques. Ha!


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Of course you should. I'm sure we all can benefit from tips that help us intimidate our bosses!

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