Have you heard your friends cribbing about their boss? They may be loving their job, but see the boss as an obstacle. Or has this ever happened to you yourself? The work is satisfactory, you feel fulfilled and happy. You look forward to it every morning but detest your boss. They seem more like hurdles than mentors. They make everything more difficult.
If you are in such a dilemma, here is what you should do.
Take Time To Introspect
Take a look at the larger picture, at yourself, at the team and at your boss. Consider whether only the boss is the problem, or are you unknowingly adding to the conflict. If your boss is micromanaging, check up on your work to consider whether you have been unintentionally making mistakes. If you feel that you could do something to avoid conflicts and escalation of problems, try those fixes first before reacting spontaneously and negatively to your boss.
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Remember Why You Love The Job
Whenever you get too frustrated, remind yourself of why you are here. Make a list of all the factors that make you love your job. And read it whenever you feel you are going to quit it because of your boss. Unless your boss is making your life so miserable that you detest Mondays, till then it is better not to act too hastily and jump jobs.
Wait And Talk It Out
If you are convinced that the fault lies with your boss, wait it out. Sooner or later even others might start realising it. Nikita Chakravorty, Marketing Head at Khwaab, says, “No matter how horrid your boss if you love your job you will find a way around it. If you can truly contribute to the organisation with your skill, then nothing can hamper your work and progress. It also helps to talk to the boss. Often miscommunication is a major problem, and having an honest conversation can sort things out. And never gossip about your boss, as negativity only begets negativity.”
When you love your job and are good at it, you deserve to work with the right people. But when only the boss is the problem, quitting might not be the best solution.