I have received a couple of emails from people in jobs working for tyrants. Yellers, screamers, liars, manipulative madmen, you get the picture. If half the stories are true, it's more than awful. I don't know if it's a trend, or happenstance or unfortunate circumstances. The stories are difficult to read and people are looking for help and answers. I can offer only what I know from experience and read and refer people to other good blogs - get your materials up to date, keep looking, keep networking and try and stay positive. These words feel rehearsed, overused and shallow. I wish I could offer more - like a decent work environment. But I can't.
I am appealing to you collective group of great HR and career people. I promised the writers that I would share everything I receive. If you don't want to post here, feel free to email me. What advice, counsel and words of encouragement do you have for those who are working for really awful bosses?
Thanks to all for your input.