Abusive Boss May Harm Workers' Home Life, Too

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Abusive Boss May Harm Workers' Home Life, Too
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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 9:00am

Have you ever had an abusive boss? Did it cause problems with your home life?

According to Health Day News:

Having an abusive boss can do more than ruin your workday, it can also harm your family life, new research suggests.

The study, published online and in the winter issue of the journal Personnel Psychology, included 280 full-time employees and their partners who completed online surveys.

The Baylor University researchers found that the stress and tension an abusive boss causes an employee also affects the worker's partner, their relationship and the rest of the family. READ MORE

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 7:30pm

Not physically abusive but she was a nasty piece of work, nonetheless. She'd lie about people, use others to climb the promotion ladder and then cut them dead when she made that next rung in the ladder, etc. Finally got her comuppance when one of the people she cut dead was a partner and executive VP, but long after that, there were still people who thought the world of her! And some of the were burned with the company becasue of it.

In a way, yes, she did mess with my home life because DH was one of those people who through she was wonderful... Casued a lot of stress...

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 10:33am

Yes I had a abusive boss (again not physically) that tormented my mind for years after she fired me. It was like walking into a crazy house every day I went to work. I never knew if she was going to be in a good, mean, or weepy mood. She would go from crying her eyes out to being so nasty to me. She was my boss in a office of three. The other lady came in during the afternoons and wasn't there with me. She would leave me the nastiest post it notes on my computer about turning off the computer screen because if I didn't it would blow up. WTH lady, this isn't the 1970's! She ultimately wanted to get rid of me because I started to uncover how lazy she was at her own job. For years after that job I would be paranoid that I would run into her or that my new boss would run into my old boss and say something. My husband at the time had to hear a lot about this from me. Never again will I tolerate this type of abuse from a boss. Also, never again will I under appreciate a boss that is kind and thoughtful to me. My current boss is pretty good and I'm so happy to be with this company.

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Tue, 12-13-2011 - 9:56pm
I've had a few and my home life was definitely affected. I was snappy, stressed, and tired all of the time. Things I normally enjoyed got on my nerves and I was always on edge. I've gone through that enough now to know its not worth it and in the future I'll be quicker to move on.
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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 12:56am

The job I was talking about was one of my first real jobs in my career post college. I was treated with more respect as a human when I worked part time as a casher in the video rental store by my managers than in a professional office environment!! Right now I work a part time job that is for extra

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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 1:37pm
I am currently working for a boss who is quite a bully. Every day I have to remind myself that I actually like the job I'm supposed to do and try to separate my feelings for my boss from my feelings for my job.

You ladies, have surely had a rough go - I've not had to deal iwth anything that bad, but job stress does seep into the corners of our lives, unfortunately!

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Thu, 12-15-2011 - 10:29pm

I worked for a woman who had to be mentally ill because there was no way you could treat people the way she did and still have a conscience!

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