7 signs you’re working for a bad employer

Dealing With a Bad Boss: Strategies for Coping, how to report a bad employer

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Originally published in Fortune

We asked people from all across the professional spectrum to give us the telltale signs of a bad employer. Here’s what they said.

Start date as immoveable object

Brenda Christensen, president of Stellar Public Relations in San Francisco, said that a new boss had promised to call her with the start date of a job in a new city, to give her time to relocate. However, he didn’t call until three days before he expected her to show up.

“He seemed quite perplexed that I couldn’t pull an ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ head boink or a Samantha nose-twitch and magically appear at his doorstep on that appointed day,” she said.

via 7 signs you’re working for a bad employer.


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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