Does your Boss Hate You?

Almost one in every four employees (39%) thinks that their boss dislikes them

52% of workers rate the access they have to their boss as merely satisfactory, with a further 8% rating their access as poor, in the latest survey conducted by FindEmployment. However, only 2 out of 100 respondents claimed their ability to connect with their superior was terrible and a respectable 39% recorded their relationship with their boss as excellent. Over a quarter (27%) of workers are unsure if their boss trusts them to do their job or feel constantly micromanaged and criticized.

When asked the question “Which of the following examples best identifies if your boss does not like you?” the responses were as follows:

  • Excluding you from an important project – 25%
  • Inaccessible and indifferent attitude toward you – 29%
  • Intensive micromanagement of your work – 20%
  • Assigning you menial tasks – 26%

In relation to the examples given above, one fifth of survey respondents (20%) reported that they had directly experienced being excluded from an important project by their boss. 22% of workers communicated they had been subjected to an inaccessible and indifferent attitude, and 13 in every 100 felt they have been intensively micromanaged at work.

Further findings were:

  • 3% of workers have been physically attacked by their boss
  • 6% of employees have been sworn at
  • 12 out of every 100 workers report their boss has made a pass at them
  • A fifth (20%) complain their work has been publicly criticized in front of others

“It is not easy for employees to remain dedicated to the job and company if they feel they are being unfairly scrutinized, or placed under duress and pressure by their bosses on a continual basis”, said James Weaver, Director of FindEmployment. “But it would be too easy to draw conclusions on the survey findings and simply blame bosses for all the grievances that employees feel in the workplace. In some cases managers need to work on how they communicate with staff, and convey the reason why employees are being left out of a project and limit publicly criticizing staff. However for more serious issues such as being physically attacked, or having unwanted romantic overtures from a superior, I recommend employees take such matters to their HR department, or an independent employment rights group for advice” he continued.

Originally published by FindEmployment

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