When it comes to a terrible job, there can be a lot of factors at play. Sometimes it’s the work environment itself, and other times the pay just isn’t up to par with what you expect. In other cases, enjoying your job can have a lot to do with the supervisor you work for. And when your manager has the attention span of Michael Scott from The Office or the people skills of Bill Lumbergh in Office Space, you might have a lot to complain about.
If you feel like your career is wasting away before your eyes under the control of a bad boss, you’re not alone. A 2015 Gallup survey of 7,200 working adults found that 50% of people who left their jobs did so to rid themselves of a subpar supervisor. According to further analysis by The Wall Street Journal, poor managers can often contribute to decreased engagement on the job.
You might take comfort in the fact that many complaints employees have about their bosses echo one another. In many cases, the complaints are very similar across the board. However, the glass-half-empty perspective is that you’re likely to run into these issues at multiple companies, not just your own. So, what are some of the most common complaints employees have? Let’s take a closer look at the five worst complaints.