We’ve all worked for a bad boss before. (And if you haven’t, you may want to look in the mirror to make sure YOU aren’t the bad boss.)
Not everyone that rises to leadership has the skillset to be there…there is often a bad boss in the mix. What should you do if you find yourself in the predicament of working for “The Hermit” or “The Softie”? There is really only one thing to do—self-reflect.
Ask yourself if the trade-off of working for this person is worth it. Are you staying in the position because of the money, flexibility, or prestige of the company? Is that reason enough to remain in your position? Only you can answer that question. But if you do stay, own your choice, and do the best job you can. Focus on the other areas of your life which fulfill you and most importantly, remember what you disliked about this boss, so when you have your opportunity to lead you don’t turn into him.