You would? Well, you’re in good company. According to a survey conducted by BadBossology.com , nearly half of you would give your supervisor a pink slip, given the chance. Of the remaining bosses, 29% would be sent to a psychologist for some kind of assessment, and the rest would be given mandatory management training. It seems that the only thing that’s keeping them in work is the pleasure of those who hired them.
I can hear your thoughts. You’re thinking to yourself that you’d love to fire your boss, but that you’re only able to do so in your dreams. We’ll, hang in there. Your opportunity will come, and when it does, you want to be ready.
So, how can you prepare to fire your boss? It’s a new world of work, so merely updating your resume and trolling through the “help wanted” ads isn’t going to do much for you. If you rely on that method, you could be simply jumping from the frying pan into the fire because you’re hoping to find a better situation using out-dated methods.
You must begin by thinking like your boss and your company. What do they value about you? Do you consistently contribute more value than it costs them to keep you, or can anybody do what you do? If what you do is anything less than priceless, then you’re first step is decide how you can become invaluable in your next position. No one said it would be easy.
It used to be that if you were indispensable, you couldn’t get promoted. Today, your value is bound up in your ability to be irreplaceable. Don’t underestimate the importance of what I’m saying.
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Bruce Hoag, PhD, CPsychol