In his Management Line blog, Age journo Leon Gettler flags up how bad bosses are being outed on hate websites such as www.ebosswatch.com and www.badbossology.com: There, their reputations get flamed.
I’ve just recently heard of a media company MD who sent two junior-ish (everbody’s getting junior compared to me these days) employees pretty aggressive text messages, criticising them harshly for what he calls disloyalty and no longer ‘belonging’, after they secured jobs with altogether better career prospects.
New JWT recruits James Orr and Carly Williams were the alleged recipients of the immature SMS.<</strong
The phrases ’emotional intelligence’, ‘narcissitic bully’ and ‘get a freakin’ grip’ spring to mind.
A new study from Florida State University, highlighted by Gettler, suggests that nearly 40 per cent of workers say their boss has let them down.
Which begs the obvious question, how bad is the problem of bad bosses in PR?