Often than not, I talked about how bad management can get but one must not neglect the feelings of your boss, after all your boss is also a human. I can be hurt as well. I don’t just think that you are robots hired to do my bidding and I don’t take you as slaves but as empowered individuals with potential to grow more and further. Let me share 20 things you can do to hurt your boss.. If your boss is somewhat decent, you never want to resort to below means…

1. You talked maliciously behind or even in front of your boss

(While we understand everyone tends to bitch about their bosses every now and then, to have malicious intent to hurt is plain evil.)

2.  You throw your boss under the bus after he or she tried their best to defend you.

women-1019290_960_7203. You refuse to admit your mistake even though deep down, you knew you’re wrong. It’s the ego talking.

4. You accepted another role in another department without giving your boss enough heads up.

5. You rather choose to make the wrong decision than to ask your boss for guidance.

6. You gang up with the rest of the team to boycott any decision your boss made.

7. Instead of questioning your boss’s decision aside, you choose to stand up in the middle of meeting and brusquely challenge him or her.


8. Against your best judgment and your boss’s warning, you still choose to do what you did.

9. You betray your boss by revealing to other colleagues what he said to you in confidence.

10. You judge your boss based on his or her private life and not on his performance or her decisions

11. You plotted against your boss in order to make him or her look bad in front of others

12. You spread untruths about him or her to other colleagues

The thing is that your boss might be the most evil person you ever worked with (or even known), you don’t have to play tit for tat and sabotage his and perhaps your career. I believe work represent someone’s character so let his sloppy work and unfair policies speak volumes about his leadership. Meanwhile, look for a new job…

Share with us your grudges with your current or former bosses and scout’s honor, we’ll never tell.


14 replies on “12 Things You can do to Hurt Your Boss Pretty Bad

  1. I agree with you Kally. Lot’s of people forget a boss is as human as the next person. I always say ‘they are also born naked’. 😉
    Although I believe in treat each other at work professionally, with respect, at the same time you can ask you boss why he/she does what he/she does and makes certain decisions.
    In the Netherlands more and more people address each other on a first name base and although it’s nice, that it’s not so formal anymore, in certain situations I still believe it’s better to keep some kind of formality at work.
    Here in Germany we noticed that people only talk to each other informally -and use the first names – if this is agreed mutually. Ethics and therefor decency is also still far more important.

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