How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

Make a Decision

Decide whether you need to stay or quit. Both options are valid.

Get Uninvolved

Don’t get emotionally involved. One of the most challenging parts of working with a lousy boss is feeling emotionally drawn in by their negative behavior. Do your best to unengage

No Bad-Mouthing

Don’t bad-mouth your boss in front of your colleagues. It may feel tempting to rant out about them before your colleagues and share how they have been behaving. But speaking negatively about a lousy boss constantly will only affect your mental health.


It is best to communicate these details clearly to avoid misunderstandings and give them a chance to adapt to the situation. Lack of clear communication or a direct NO to a meeting can cause friction and make things worse for you.

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