If you’re getting the sense that’s the case, you’ll want to do everything you can to turn things around.
“The relationship between you and your boss is likely the most important work relationship you can cultivate, so it’s worth spending intentional time and effort building trust and fostering a good relationship,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The Humor Advantage.”
If your boss doesn’t like you, it can negatively affect almost every aspect of your work and your overall happiness. “You may be unfairly passed over for promotions or raises; miss out on important assignments; never receive fair feedback; or be subjected to an atmosphere of resentment and distrust ultimately leading to increased levels of stress that eventually force you to search for a new job. It can also reflect poorly on your performance reviews and mean that you miss out on getting a fair referral when you move on to another job,” Kerr explains.
I – Word Understanding
Unfairly passed over for promotions – You didn’t get the promotion you wanted, can be disheartening and even humiliating. Whether you thought you deserved the job
II – Have Your Say
1. Here’s what to do if you think your boss secretly hates you:
* Remember that disagreement is not the same as hatred.
* Get a reality check from others.
* Be proactive.
* Communicate directly and diplomatically.
* Schedule regular meetings.
* Manage up.
* Ask them for ideas and input on things you are working on.
* Ask how you can improve or whether you’ve done anything wrong.
* Don’t overreact or take things too personally.
* Modify expectations.
* Offer your help.
* Don’t try too hard.
* Quit if things don’t improve.
* Don’t let the issue consume all your time and energy.
2. What do you do or how do you deal when you realize your boss secretly hates you?