Mr. Angry over at Angry 365 Days a Year has the following 8 tips for spotting the worst boss in the world:

  1. Be Inconsistent
  2. Criticize publicly and give no praise at all
  3. Refuse to accept responsibility
  4. Avoid making decisions
  5. Don’t defend your team
  6. Claim credit and apportion blame
  7. Be ignorant and proud of it
  8. Be a slave to “the rules”

I know I have certainly run into my share of individuals who exhibit all of these qualities and have been promoted to higher levels on the mantra “accept no responsibility, accept all the credit, receive all the benefit.” No wonder workplace stress is at an all time high, but then again, that makes us more productive right?

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