You go on a job interview and you spend an hour with a person. That might be all the time you get with a person before you have to decide whether or not to work for him or her. Some people can be lovely and charming at the job interview, then transform into abusive monsters once you have the job. Some of them show their evil colors right away, in your first few days on the job. Others
start out trying to rise out of their reptilian state and then sink back into it as soon as they’re under stress.
Either way, you’re going to need some strategies for dealing with your boss who could be the chronic micromanager, the chatty gossipmonger, or the one who magically disappears when important questions pop up. Here are some suggested ways to overcome the overwhelming effect of having excessively ambitious and annoying managers in your work life