How to deal with Boss who is rude and arrogant?

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  1. seanpollardz profile image63
    seanpollardzposted 10 years ago

    How to deal with Boss who is rude and arrogant?

    My Boss is rude and I feel like slapping him. I have no choice other than working their only because of many reasons. Any suggestion and experience on how to deal with such boss?

  2. Bubblegum Jones profile image59
    Bubblegum Jonesposted 10 years ago

    We all have them. Just ignore them like they don't exist.

    1. seanpollardz profile image63
      seanpollardzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Will consider this suggestion

  3. raymondphilippe profile image87
    raymondphilippeposted 10 years ago

    To be honest. I had such a boss. One night I dreamt hitting him with a baseball bet. The next morning I decided to quit my job. The best thing I ever did.

    1. seanpollardz profile image63
      seanpollardzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I never get such dream. Wish If I had one. Since I have contract with company quitting job is not an option for me.

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    Sri Tposted 10 years ago

    Pray for him to have a better relationship each night for five days while he sleeps. Picture him happy in your presence saying kind words. In less than a week he will start to treat you with kindness.

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      JustCraftyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My new boss doesn't holler at me she just ignores me as if I don't exist.  She sends horrible emails with spelling errors from her Smartphone with rude answers and she doesn't answer my phone calls but sends emails after the fact. So unprofessional.

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    Copper Manposted 10 years ago

    A former boss used to scream at me. One day, I managed to stand quietly, staring directly into his eyes. I kept staring; he kept screaming. Suddenly, his voice turned squeaky and just pinched out. He turned on his heels and left. He never yelled or screamed at me again.

    It might work; look straight into those angry eyes with no expression on your own face.

    1. merej99 profile image73
      merej99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I've done this with people!  It really does work.  Most people like this are looking for an argument.  When you take that away they are nothing but hot air.   smile

  6. liesl5858 profile image83
    liesl5858posted 10 years ago

    I think there are some people who think they can use their position to abuse other colleagues especially those who are below them. My advise is to ignore him and just do your job, be polite and be civil to him. As long as you get paid each month, that is what matters. Show him good and maybe he will respect you one day and not be rude to you. Don't bring yourself down to his level.

  7. dailytop10 profile image86
    dailytop10posted 10 years ago

    Before we scrutinize anyone for his actions, it may be better if we try to understand him first. What could have triggered him to be such kind of boss? Does he have family issues? Have you tried to reach out? Often than not, we are too focused in looking at others mistakes without realizing ours. But of course, we can't disregard the fact that some people are naturally rude. If you're unlucky to have one as a boss, be patient. Never let his arrogance get into you.  As long as you are doing what you are supposed to do, there's nothing for you to be intimidated about.  Good luck my friend and I hope your boss gets a change of heart in God's time.

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      Dave36posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      A great piece of advice dailytop, & i'd just like to add: When ever a person is rude to us, we should see it as a test on ourself as to how we react/respond..Also like you say it's the bosses problem not the employee, as no normal person is ever

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      aya fourtiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      is a bad answer because this worker is not your slave and he has some duties in this company
      that's all

  8. merej99 profile image73
    merej99posted 10 years ago

    When I worked in the newspaper business I was a supervisor of 3 departments.  I had gone through 5 managers in the 7 years that I worked there - each knowing less about my jobs and responsibilities than the other - to the point where they thought I was blowing smoke up my own stack (if you know what I mean).  That last one was the straw that broke the camels back.  I said very plainly, "You have a few choices here:  You can A) Leave me alone and let me do my job.  B) Let me train YOU in my jobs so I can take a vacation and you can get an appreciation of what I REALLY do. C) Fire me for being insubordinate."

    She left me alone until review time came.  Mine was horrible after 6 years of STELLAR reviews!  But when she stated I need to be more accurate in my work and spelled "accurate" wrong I snapped.  I highlighted ALL her spelling and grammar mistakes, took it to HR and gave them my notice.

    I am happy to say I am healthier for leaving (and they delegated my jobs to 5 other people).  Best advice:  DOCUMENT EVERYTHING.  Inappropriate speech, bad reviews, bad behavior.  Chances are it's not just you.  If there is a pattern of misconduct then HR will have to take action by either giving them notice or sending them to etiquette (or anger management) class - but they won't be able to do anything unless there is a pattern of behavior AND paper trail.

  9. Penny G profile image61
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    Well first you must let him know how you feel. Document who was there to here this, date, time remarks act. Documentation is very very important. You see there are federal laws against hostile work environment and that is exactly what this is. Letting things like this causes tragedy across the nation. If not for you for others as well. You cannot be the only person this effects. Letting it go may someday push someone not so stable over the edge. Just read the news.

  10. Chris Compton17 profile image60
    Chris Compton17posted 6 years ago

    You will need to work out what their arrogance means to them and what is the motive for it?
    Once you have determined why and when he is arrogant, you can then figure out how to react and most importantly, perceive his actions as a mere shadow of his troubled emotions.
    90 percent of the time, when someone shows arrogance is a form of coping with pressure and more importantly their care for the scenario (work, life etc)

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    FoldingOperatorposted 6 years ago

    Be compliant all the time. This may sound like a cop out, but if you try to argue or confront him, things may go badly for you. Instead of trying to confront him, bring it up to HR, or even his supervisor. This is a far better route, and it might turn out other people have issues with him too.

  12. Marina7 profile image60
    Marina7posted 6 years ago

    Pray for him and ask Yashshua to send him blessings as Yahshua told us to do in the Scriptures. Then he will change for the better. Do this daily. Love always wins.


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