Those of us who work for a Boss From Hell develop a number of strategies on how to deal with such a creature. Often, we take the job because we have to. We stay because we don’t have a choice.
We learn how to steal time, how to do as little as possible to get by, and enjoy the lack of responsibility.
As time passes, although we think we are okay, there is this darkness which seeps into our souls. We don’t realise how it has transpired. We don’t notice until …
If we are lucky, we suddenly don’t see why we have to suffer like this. Why we have to live under the pressure, the discomfort, the misery. It suddenly dawns on us that we have to escape as the doorway is getting smaller.
When you work for a Boss from Hell you spend so much time focusing on survival that you miss opportunities.
You are afraid to leave, you wonder if that isn’t the fire and you are in the frying pan. As time passes, you doubt yourself more and more.
This is why you think you have no option.
As soon as you realise who and what you work for, open your eyes and start to search for opportunities.
Be alert, and you’ll begin to see them, and then you take them.
Your self-esteem might be so eroded that you can’t recognise your own value. This is the danger when you work for a BFH.
You lose that sense of yourself which enabled you to succeed. You are rubbed down to nothing until you believe you can’t do better.
You have to stop this process as quickly as you can. You have to realise that you are not the nothing the BFH tries to make you, and escape.
As soon as you put the ‘escape’ in the front of your mind, opportunities appear. And then, jump.
Jump without fear.
For nothing is worse that a Boss From Hell.