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How to Deal with a Boss Who Doesn't Like You

Learn how to deal with a boss who doesn't like you from career expert Nicole Williams in this Howcast video.


So surprising! Your boss, he doesn't like you. It can be wildly insulting and very frustrating to deal with, but here's the trick. You know when a relationship starts to sour, and the last thing that you want to do is glom onto them and ask them, "What don't you like about me? What is the problem here?" That kind of desperation is actually going to repel them further, so what you need to do is just focus on your work, is to sort of back away, give them some space. You know, do the work the best that you can, and find other alliances within the organization, and help them to see that someone else, preferably a peer of theirs, really appreciates you. And that will help your boss to see you in a more positive light. But at the end of the day, you've got to focus on work. There's a difference between being liked and respected, and in the world of work, not everybody is going to like you, and that's going to be okay.

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