The hardest thing about adulting work-wise is definitely dealing with people and, in particular, difficult bosses. If you’ve moved companies before, you’d know that dealing with new colleagues and making new friends can be difficult, but what can really make or break a work environment is the person you’re working for. Bad bosses don’t have to be doing it on purpose to make your life awful (though sometimes it might feel that way) – they might just have a management style that doesn’t work well with yours (i.e., if they’re a night owl and you’re a morning person).
Before you throw the letter or decide it’s time to really let your boss have it, stop and breathe – you’ll be surprised at how much this helps with controlling your emotions. Then ask yourself how you can improve the situation (knowing that your boss won’t change). To help you figure it out we’ve rounded up five types of bosses every 20-something will meet in their career, plus some tips on how to deal with them.
You might also be interested to read about taking MC for burn out (yes, you can!) and skills to upgrade if you’re gunning for that promotion at work. For more stories on self-improvement and career advancement, read our Change Makers issue here.