HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR BOSS
HOW THINGS ARE @ WORK
You are in one of the renowned companies. You already proved how excellent you are, being in the company for several years and having been promoted to a very challenging position that pays big time. Practically everyone knows you and knows what you are capable of doing. In short, everything is really going perfectly. Think again….If you look on the larger picture, something is missing…your new BOSS is such a pain in the ass. You are really lucky that you got promoted by your old boss or YOU’RE DEAD!
Part of having a very successful career is having the ability to be flexible, whether your boss is uber nice to you or your boss gives you one hell of a hard time. And since your new manager WITH AN ATTITUDE is relatively new to company, you have to show him what you’ve got, and let him realize that book should not always be judged by its cover. If you feel that you are being given a lot of work loads that is becoming REALLY IMPOSSIBLE to finish, if you are being given a DEADLINE that not even a normal people with a normal mind could ever beat, if you have been sipping your coffee on your coffee break and you’re sitting next to your boss but it’s like you DON’T EXIST at all, then you have to discover ways (QUICKLY!!) on how to turn the tables around.
HOW CAN I MANAGE??
NOBODY IS PERFECT
Even if you are on top of everything, you’re still not perfect. NOBODY will ever be except for GOD. Just think that if your boss is a like that bully guy when you were in grade school, there must be a reason why he is such. He wouldn’t be in that place if he’s not good after all. You can’t win ‘em all, as they say. So let us just put it this way, since he’s an efficient boss and all that, probably, he just lacks intrapersonal skills.
HAVE INITIATIVE...BUT DON’T OVERDO IT
Every manager would love to have their people coming up to them to ask if they need anything, or to give suggestion on how to improve a project you’re working on. Your boss wouldn’t want to ask you to do something like finish an article everyday of their lives. If you were assigned a task once or twice, make sure that you start it right away without your supervisor asking you to do it before you do it. Of course, it’s not advisable to you do everything just to impress your boss. Make sure that you balance everything or you will look like you want a raise.
KEEP HIM ON THE LOOP
Make sure that you keep track of what you’re doing, what you’ve accomplished and how you were able to do it. Share with your boss what your plans are. Update him on the progress of your assignment and ask insights if possible. In that way, he’ll feel that you really consider him as your superior although he treats you like dirt. Put aside your feelings and your ego since it will not get you anywhere if you just sit and not do any move. Make him realize that you are part of the company and you are hired because you can contribute to the success of the company.
SHARE HIS INTERESTS
As they say, “If you can’t beat them, join them”… So, if you see your boss one time watching a basketball game and luckily, you are a basketball fanatic yourself, start a conversation about your fave basketball team. If your boss is the type who has coffee whenever he has loads of work to do, then you can invite him get a frappuccino or something from Starbucks so you can share your thoughts about everything under the sun. If you are not really a coffee drinker, then it’s about time that you start liking it. Find something that interests you both so you have something to talk about and to make your boss-employee relationship not so stiff looking.
Show him what you’ve got there. Every manager would definitely LOVE his subordinates to be credible, hard-working and sincere. Whenever you see that your boss is just 20 feet away, if you are idle, surfing the nest or what have you, do something immediately, pretend that you have been doing it for the longest time, look like that you’re totally engrossed with what you’re doing that you didn’t even notice him passing by. If you’re being asked by the progress of you’re project, you make it sound like it’s one of the most challenging projects you’ve been asked to do and you’re almost done.
Well, I could just name a few. The keyword here is to do your very best. If your manager acted like he didn’t appreciate what you did, or didn’t even bother to look your way and ask if things are doing well, just bear in mind that you’re doing your job NOT because of him, you simply just wanna make a living with him and you are just unfortunate that you have him as your boss. And if he doesn’t like you a bit and you on the other hand can’t bear the sight of seeing him, much more hearing him ask you to finish your task, then just say to yourself that in the long run, you will start to like each other specially when he realized how important you are in the company.
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