This week I answer two listener questions. Although the details are different, both questions are in the same line of “my boss doesn’t listen”.
Yes, it happens. There are some lousy bosses out there. People are insecure. Insecurity in leadership leads to some bad behavior.
If you find yourself in this position it can make your life miserable. And my advice is simple, don’t stay where you are not happy.
Of course, it is simple to say and hard to act on. I understand many people are not in a position to do something about it. You have financial obligations. You have a family. You are scared. The job you hate is more secure than not knowing what will happen.
But what are you giving up by staying? If you are not respected and appreciated in the workplace and you stay, you will regret it someday.
Don’t tolerate it. Can you imagine retiring after 40 years and realizing what you gave up? It happens every day. Don’t let it happen to you, too.