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Scott Hutchens
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Beware you don’t have a toxic boss. If you do you can only work within their parameters and motivations not yours. Most toxic bosses you have to make it their idea especially the tyrannical ones. There are many websites that will help you identify what kind of toxic boss you have. Once you understand your boss (I use boss instead of manager because that what a toxic manager is….a boss”, you can then know how to approach them with what you need. This sounds like a classic case of a boss that likes to control everything. Do you find they ignore your e-mails or take a looooong time to get back to it? Do you find mentorship from them is non-existent? soooo
1. find out if you have a toxic boss first because if you try the above suggestions it may be VERY counterproductive and decline the relationship you may already have.
2. Make all communications based on number 1. Meaning depending on the boss will depend how you approach them.
3. if you can work in these new parameters your good to go….if you can’t your best bet is to look for another job. you can’t fight it…you’ll loose, you can’t go along with the ride (you will gain nothing and give everything)
and so on and on……