The Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupWhat the blogosphere’s saying about bosses this week…

  • Are the new TSA pat-downs more like rub-downs?
  • Need a boss personality type manual? Check this out at The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Does your boss display Jekyll and Hyde tendencies? Yes? Read on.
  • And check out our own real life, really bad boss tale from a reader here.

The Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupThe blogosphere’s buzz on bad bosses this week…

One of the most shocking stories to come out of the “Possible Abuse of Power” files this week is the sordid drama revolving around mega-church pastor, Bishop Eddie Long and the cases brought against him alleging sexual misconduct with young, male church members.

Do “even the most level-headed elected officials harbor megalomaniacal tendencies?” David Archer on the Daily Caller wrote an interesting piece about Indiana Congressman Mike Pence’s campaign request for un-paid interns with “a servant’s attitude” and the underlying attitude his choice of words might signify.

Roy Horn, the Horn half of Siegreied and Roy, is being sued by one of his former assistants, Oliver Preiss. Priess claims he was fired in April following years of fending off Horn’s sexual advances. Reach the full story on ABC News.

Unlike rancid meat, when good bosses go bad, you can’t just throw them away. Over on the CNN Money – Fortune blog, When good bosses go bad reviews the cases of a few good bosses who went rogue and a few who did just the opposite.

If you’d like your blog, article, or book featured in a future Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup, email your story to denised@reallybadboss.com.

The Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupWhat the blogosphere’s saying about bad bosses…

  • While the case against Al Gore was dropped.
  • Your weekly funny – Living Dilbert’s the GD ringmaster of a corporate three ring circus. If you can’t do anything about your bad boss, at least you can laugh at LD’s.

The Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupWhat the blogosphere’s saying about bosses this week…

  • “My boss and I never got along” – Whether it’s true or not, this is just one of several things you should never say during an interview. Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone share an entire list over at the Huffington Post.
  • A sea of negativity – bad bosses and bad employees can lead to a seemingly endless “sea of negativity.” About.com shares five causes of workplace negativity, including excessive workloads and anxiety about the job and offers suggestions on how to stop the raging sea of negativity before it even starts.
  • Are you the boss from hell? – If you exhibit any of these characteristics, there’s a good chance you might be.
  • BP exec Tony Hayward maybe out, but trust, he’s leaving with some loot in his pocket. The Economist tackles bad decisions, bad bosses and the current culture of “payment for failure.”

The Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupWhat the blogosphere’s saying about bad bosses this week…

  • The only good thing I can say about a bad boss is that you can learn an awful lot from them if you’re paying attention. Bad bosses provide a roadmap of exactly what not to do as you’re progressing in your career. And over at TLNT.com, John Hollon tells you why it’s good to learn from a bad boss.
  • Janlogie’s Blog shares a few opinions about bad bosses, bad employees and the rights of both.
  • On Work in Progress – Bad Boss Misery, Johni Siegel shares tips on improving and maybe eliminating a bad boss situation.

The Really Bad Boss Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupWhat the blogosphere’s saying about bosses this week…

Intern horror stories – Monica Lewinksy, Anita Hill, David Letterman’s former intern – what’s her name – all victims of sexual harassment as interns. This week’s installment of Deadspin.com’s intern horror stories is the sexual harassment edition. Check out the anonymous true stories here, and be grateful you’re no longer an intern.

“And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth. The Incompetent Shall Run it. And ThatsMyBoss.com shall record it.”  That’s how the guys at That’smyboss.com describe their site. Visit, leave your own anonymous comment, read some of the other crap that others have had to deal with and then be grateful we live in America and can boldly (yet fearfully) litter the blogosphere with anonymous bad boss hate mail. Love it!

12 things good bosses believe, and a few things bad bosses know – Robert Sutton, Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, has written Good Boss, Bad Boss and this 12 things post is a great look at the dynamics of both good and bad bosses.

If you can’t say anything nice… Inc. Magazine talks discusses rudeness in the workplace and how that affects productivity.

Email your blog or post for consideration in the Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup to denised@reallybadboss.com.

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The Really Bad Boss Blog Roundup

really bad boss blog roundupThis week I’m featuring a couple of my favorite blogs, plus a link to Really Bad Boss in Inc. Magazine…

  • eBossWatch uses an evaluation form to let people anonymously rate their current or former bosses. The site’s founder also runs GreatPlaceJobs a source that helps job seekers find jobs at award-winning great workplaces.
  • The Earmark always manages to wrangle up a great list of really bad bosses, mostly of the political kind. Here’s the most recent.
  • Workforce Management Today asks the question; Has the employer-employee relationship changed for good? A quote from someone they interviewed for the article pretty much sums it up, “Let them fire me. I don’t even care what happens anymore. I’ll just go work somewhere else and be totally unhappy in that job too.”
  • On her blog A Meaningful Existence, Karen shares The top 5 reasons to leave your job – no surprise here, a bad boss is number one. And while this economy might have you staying put for a while, it’s important to note her suggestions, particularly about doing something everyday to move towards finding a better job, and a better boss.
  • Over on Inc. online, Raven Hill offers advice on managing bully bosses and guess who was tapped for the piece. Check out the story and Really Bad Boss’ mention here.

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