The stress of looking for a job is unbearable but once you get hired, all the trouble seems to be worth it. However, as the days go by, you start to think if your job is indeed worth getting especially if you have a monster boss who constantly nags on everything you do.
This kind of boss drives employees nuts and forces them to quit their jobs even though they love what they do.
In fact, the American Psychology Association says that 75% of American employees consider their bosses and managers as the main reason for leaving their jobs while 59% don’t mind them and would just rather face the stress. This is a hazardous thing to do though.
Those who refuse to leave their jobs are faced with stressful conditions at work which, unknown to them, is likely to kill them twice as fast.
Harvard Business School and Stanford University researchers conducted at least 200 studies in order to prove that a bad boss is similar to some unhealthy habits.
According to them, a bad manager is equivalent to, sometimes even worse than, inhaling cigarette smoke.
The reason for this is the stress that the employee feels. The more stressed a worker is, the more he tries to impress his boss. In order to impress the boss, he needs to do double the work and exert double the effort for fear of losing his job.
These employees are 50% more prone to health problems than their colleagues who don’t care about working overtime and making their boss happy.
So, if you noticed that you’re more likely to go to the doctor lately, that may be due to the fact that your supervisor is stressing you out.
If you are experiencing the same thing, you need to learn how to manage your stress whenever your supervisor picks on you. Better yet, try to improve your work habits to prevent your boss from picking on you in the first place.
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