12 More Red Flags You May Work for a Bosshole

Angry businessman shouting to an employee

Angry businessman shouting to an employee

In my previous blog, 11 Red Flags You Work for a Bosshole, I laid out some key indicators of bad manager behavior.

With over ten plus years working in Human Resources, I have either heard of or witnessed all of these behaviors. Without further ado, I present 12 more red flags you may work for a bosshole.

  1. They set unrealistic deadlines and have no respect for your schedule.

  2. They say they don’t like drama, but are literally the epicenter of all drama shit storms.

  3. They do not collaborate well with other managers.

  4. They are immature- calling people names, mocking people, putting people down.

  5. They do not handle intra-department employee conflicts and are content with letting them fester.

  6. They lie or they spin reality to fit their own agenda.

  7. They put you in ethically precarious situations.

  8. They schedule meetings as a means of communicating everything when a simple email or phone call will work.

  9. They put their entire email content into the Subject line. 

  10. They do not say thank you.

  11. They know nothing about you nor bother to get to know anything about you.

  12. They don’t offer any feedback on your performance. Or, only offer feedback when it’s negative. 

    Share your manager horror stories in the comments.