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Yes, Boss!

Updated on October 22, 2012

Boss is considered a person in charge of an organization or a group of people. This boss leads the way for his workers and he is usually considered an outstanding person who can lead his team to success. His main challenge lies in giving directions towards a project, and the way he steers his people in reaching the goal.

Unfortunately there are many people who are unhappy with their bosses and do not like to go to work ‘cause of them.

A survey has stated that: ONLY Fifty-one percent say they are satisfied with their boss. That's down from 55 percent in 2008 and around 60 percent two decades ago.

Many humans are free-willed and do not like to take orders in any form. Even if a boss gives orders in a polite or a demanding way; is not taken well by such people.

A boss is a derogative word and even if he/she is a gem of a person, when he/she starts to give commands. Things start to get ugly.

A boss is classified into various types:

Types of bosses

· Autocratic boss- this person is power hungry for everything. Such a boss wants his employee to take a note of his control and willingly give the reins to him. Those who resist will suffer.

· Live and let live boss: this person has a happy go lucky attitude. His employees like it because this boss has low expectations from all. Resultant is that the deadlines are not met. Goal is not achieved. The executives fire the boss.

· Egoistic boss: this individual is possessed by self-esteem and the employees dare not correct him. He has the attitude that the boss is always right. Executives don’t like that behavior but, sidetrack it most of the times because his years of experience makes him correct most of the time and he tends to deliver his projects on time.

· Tormenting boss: this boss is abusive, a bully and upsets his employees tremendously. Employees are not happy with his attitude but instead work hard towards their goal just to avoid a scene with their boss.

Executives in a company regard bosses as an individual who holds the reins of the group and keep the employees happy amidst the challenge to deliver their project. They are aware of the boss’s temperament but want to sidetrack it because the number of years experience in that field makes the boss superior to his attitude towards his employees. It’s the delivery of the project that they are concerned about.

The employees play a pivotal role in the success of a company. They sweat day and night to keep the management happy. But, the boss’s personality cannot be changed because of the choices the executives make. The workers are stressed out with over work and Inflation and the politics that the Bureaucrats play to keep both the sides happy.

With a human population of over a billion, there are about 6.7% of people who have a college degree. Qualified people are in abundance as compared to the number of jobs out there.

Companies need result to sustain employees. They want to meet deadlines and deliver projects on time so that they can stay afloat in this competitive market. Code Red is always in action in organizations and companies.

If a person has a job, stress is a synonym of it. He has to bear the grunt of distress and keep his feelings undercover at work.

With such a scenario, an employee has no other option, than to utter the words, “yes, boss!”


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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      I was fortunate to have only one of the negative type bosses in all of the years I taught. He was the egotistical boss. And sadly or ironically he did not know what he did not know. He was out of touch and was not well liked. He looked for the negative in his teachers and tried to stir the pot of dissension. I only worked for him for one year as he retired at the end of that year but others told of how he would refuse to admit an error and would make decisions without proper consideration of the issue at hand.

      This is an important topic to be addressed as newbies coming into the work place need to be aware. thank you for sharing this . Sending Angels your way ps

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      hi Shasta,

      Good bosses are hardly found and with the different traits man has inherited with time that difficult bosses exist somewhere or the other. I am glad you found the above useful.

      Hi Angi,

      I am glad you are the BOSS. It sure helps in one's productivity :) Thanks for the share and stopping by.

      Hi quicksand,

      Yes, I have also used the above term for when asked. I am glad you had good mentors. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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      quicksand 5 years ago

      I have said "Yes Boss" dozens of times but it has always been in response to questions like "Would you like to have ... " or "Would you like to fly to ... "

      I have worked only in two places and have been fortunate to have had two great bosses (one in each place) to whom I owe a lot!

      Peace! :)

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Working with the type of bosses you describe can be difficult. I have had experiences with some of the types you describe. Personally, I don't like a boss who shows favoratism. Maybe, that's why I'm now my own boss---I work from home and nobody can give me grief except me. Good observations and thanks for sharing.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      The personality and style of the manager sure does make a big impact on how the employees feel. You need a leader who can guide the people, train them, communicate without being condescending, and look out for the needs of the employee. There are bad ones like the ones in the list you mentioned, and so many other types.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Nancy,

      I am glad your bossy days are over ;) Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

      Hi camecoib,

      haha...I am glad you don't fit in any of the category above. Good luck, my friend..thanks for stopping by!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Nell, I am glad you and that boss parted

      Thanks for your feedback :)

      Hi Tammy, That is a good thing if a boss teaches you to be independent at your first job. I am sure you learnt a lot :) thanks for stopping by...cheers!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks suzettenaples. I am glad you enjoyed it :)

      Thanks Rajan. I am glad you agree with the above...cheers!

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      cameciob 5 years ago

      Hi Ruchira what a collection! Totally sharable.

      I tried to find myself among your categories but I think I may be one of a

      I don't like bosses either and I fall in the large free will flock of people who end up with a boss anyway.

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thank goodness those days are over for me. When you start working for yourself, you never go back to having a boss.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I have had some good and bad bosses. When I was very young I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful boss who took it upon herself to groom me. I owe a lot to the bad bosses too. They taught me the value of covering myself and being a better employee. Great ideas.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi ruchira, I had a nice boss but the one just above me was a nightmare! she looked in my desk drawer, searched through my email and moved all my work off the desk everytime I had to leave the office for something! we both got made redundant in the end, but believe me if I knew this was going to happen then I would definitely have taken her to a tribunal, you are so right with your catagories, voted up! nell

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I have worked under a few bosses and I agree to these categories. Interesting hub, Ruchira.

      Voted up.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very interesting article. We have all had bosses at one time or another even if we are self-employed at the moment. I have experience each type of boss you describe over the years. For me, the egotistical boss was the worst one to have. It is so hard to work with huge egos. Thanks for an interesting and informative article.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi shruti,

      Yes, we gotta know our bosses well to attain the productivity level :) Thanks for stopping by :)

      Hi Christy,

      Yes, man is a mixed up personality and it is better to know them for peace and productivity level.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Teaches12345, I am glad you could handle some of the kinds mentioned above. Yes, a good mentor can take us miles. Wishing you the best, my friend!

      Hi Sunnie,

      Pleasure to see you :) I am happy that you survived them...phew! Yes, I agree a boss helps the productivity of the employee in all matters. Thanks for stopping by with your input.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      I agree sholland. Being a boss is tough. I don't like it either.

      Thanks for stopping by with your valuable feedback.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There certainly are different personalities in the management field! Interesting information here.

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Interesting one ruchira! It is really important to know the minds of our bosses , else I am sure our lives do become miserable!

      Useful hub like always! voted up :)

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Good morning Ruchira,

      This is a great breakdown of bosses which through the years, I have probably had one of every kind...Good leaders are hard to find but they are out there...Sometimes the type of employee makes such a difference how that boss comes across as well..Thanks for a interesting hub!


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      A good analysis of a boss' profile. I have had a few of these over the years, but I have also had some really terrific boss/mentors.

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Ruchira, great research on the different types of bosses. I think the autocratic bosses who micromanage and don't let their employees use their talents must be the worst. Their deadlines might be met, but their employees tend to be disgruntled. The boss may also be setting him/herself up for a heart attack.

      I've been fortunate to have good bosses. I haven't always agreed with them, but I have respected them. Kind of like being a parent. The boss has to know where to draw the line in order for people to follow. I'm glad I am not a boss. LOL

      Great hub! Votes and shared. :-)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Nithya,

      Yup, I too would like such a boss :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      haha...Linda you rock, sista.

      Your bosses sure must be a charmer to take that step :) Thanks for stopping with your input.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub, I prefer the live and let live boss.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Excellent hub. Not bossy at all! :)

      I've always had great bosses. I must have since I married two of them!:)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Ruby,

      I agree "such" bosses don't last long and I am happy that you survived :)

      Appreciate you stopping by...cheers!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Paula,

      I am glad you got to experience all

      Thanks for stopping by with your precious input. Glad to know you survived!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Ha Ha, ' Ain't it the truth. I've had some great bosses in my nursing career, then there were others who didn't have a clue, needless to say, " They didn't last long.. Great tips Ruchira..

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira....Well done, my lady friend! An excellent description of the many types of BOSSES. I guess I've had at least one of each in my career life.......A couple were really wonderful individuals who I loved working with and this is important...because they made up for all the CREEPS I have worked with!!! lol........Thank you for this, Ruchira....UP+++

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      That's good to know, Mhatter99 :)

      I was lucky to get bosses from different ethnicity...Jewish, German, Spanish, Chinese. Unfortunately, the chinese guy sucked, while the remaining were quite good.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this with us. I was a fun boss. You would have enjoyed working for me.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Rich,

      I am sorry to read on how your bosses tormented you. I am sure they left feeling you much stronger :)

      thanks for sharing your outlook on them. Appreciate it.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I've had some of the most ego filled individuals in the world as bosses. Usually, most have been replaced with others who quickly filled their shoes. Of course, that's to be expected in the sales industry. Great Hub!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Alecia. I am glad that you encountered good managers. Wishing you the best, dear friend!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi frank,

      Gosh, a toxic hub can deteriorate the health of the employee. I am glad that it was history for you.

      Thanks for sharing it. Appreciate it :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Bill,

      I am pretty sure, you are a good boss!

      Now, how do I become your

      Thanks for your feedback..appreciate it!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Kelly,

      You are fortunate to have had a smooth sail so far, my friend :)

      Good luck in your future endeavors!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I have to say even though I have had a variety of jobs, I've had very good supervisors. Other people have various opinions but for me it seems to work best when you listen and ask questions. But I still can relate to people who have boss problems. A very interesting and useful hub!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Ruch a very good hub.. I once had a toxic boss.. everything he touched turned to shyte.. go figure huh? anyways a worth the read Hub you have here

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm not sure what kind of boss I am, but since I'm satisfied with my job I guess I'm a good boss to myself. :) I have certainly worked for a few bad ones over the years, but those days are gone.

      Good job on the hub; lots of fun!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ok...Yes boss! lol

      I did work for a tormenter. It was hard but I would just focus on one thing in the room and shut the words out!! lol I refused to listen and it made me feel much better to just block it out and smile and say, "Yes, Boss." I don't like being told what to do - I'd appreciate being asked and then I will decide! haha

      Fun hub!