Have you ever worked with an unpredictable boss? It can be rough. You’re confused, you’re hurt, you’re angry. They change your assignments repeatedly, they act friendly one minute and snub you the next. At times, they yell at you in front of your colleagues.
The solution may depend on their attitude. If your boss treats you with respect while they’re moving the goalposts, you may be able to maintain a healthy relationship. That’s especially true if you work in an industry that requires a great deal of flexibility and rapid responses.
However, if you’re feeling bullied, you need to find coping strategies to protect your wellbeing and career.
Consider these tips for dealing with a volatile boss.
Either you find a satisfactory way to deal with your boss, or you may decide to move on. Whichever way, the more you understand their behavior, the more effective you can be at doing your job and taking care of yourself.