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Three Ways to Deal With a Horrible Boss

hangoverAs Horrible Bosses 2 gets released in theaters tomorrow, it’s a blatant reminder of bad bosses.

If you’re working for one now, you have a few options.

1. Leave. If your boss makes your life miserable and consistently digs into your self-esteem, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Get the heck out and get out now.

Here’s the thing about being upset at work — typically that unhappiness leaks into your personal life so before you know it, every aspect of life feels heavy and dark. Step into the light and get yourself out of the situation.

Whether you pursue a new job internally or externally (and honestly, we recommend doing both), the key is removing yourself from a toxic environment as soon as possible. Read more

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Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on Janaury 27  at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!

4 Tips for Improving Employee Happiness

Managers might think that all employees ever want is a pay raise, but did you know there are ways to improve office happiness beyond raises and promotions? In the latest Mediabistro feature, workplace experts weigh in on the ways you can boost morale, loyalty and productivity without breaking the bank. Below, an excerpt:

1. Appreciation
When it comes to what employees want from a boss, appreciation is number one. Leadership consultant Roxana Hewertson, CEO of the Highland Consulting Group, says appreciation drives self-esteem, happiness and loyalty. “The number one difference between people who love their work and people who don’t is the degree of appreciation they receive from their boss and their peers,” said Hewertson.

But don’t just take her word for it. Get more tips inĀ What Employees Really Want From Their Bosses (Besides a Raise). [subscription required]

Four Ways to Help Your Team Advance

There’s no “i” in team, right? What better way to propel your career and feel the satisfaction of group collaboration than having your team succeed right there along with you, right?

According to a recent post on The Daily Muse, there are several ways to move forward, in particular if you’re managing a team right now. And if not, and you’re on the track for managing editor or even a promotion to oversee a few associates, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about ways to achieve group goals. Read more