A Bad Boss Can Affect Your Family
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|Tue, 07-09-2013 - 2:22pm|
- The stress from having a difficult boss can carry over into your personal life, affecting both your physical and mental health, your marriage and overall family happiness:
Hammer said, "In the research literature there's correlational evidence that when parents are more stressed, kids are more stressed. Kids experience that stress, and it comes out in terms of health compliance, it comes out in terms of behavioral difficulties."
Managers and supervisors are a primary source of work support -- or work stress.
"Lack of support or abusiveness of the supervisor can spill over into home life, both in terms of the time and energy that it takes away from people, but also if it affects their mood," Ford said. "That can, of course, potentially affect the life of your family members."
I'm sure that most people would agree that unhappiness or stress in a job will carryover to the rest of your life. I know it's affected ours at times when my husband is particularly stressed.
How do you deal with it when you find that your job is causing issues outside of work? I know it helps for my husband to exercise, taking long bike rides where he can work off some of the frustration.