12 Types of Bosses You Will Likely Meet In Your Lifetime

LIFESTYLE  |  February 21, 2017
  • 1. The everything-also-can-manager
    1 / 12 1. The everything-also-can-manager

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    The super “relax one corner kind” who behaves more like a friend to you. Anything also goes – unless you commit a crime, that is.

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  • 2. The sup who disappears for “meetings”.
    2 / 12 2. The sup who disappears for “meetings”.

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    You can never find them at their desk because they’re always out and you don’t know where exactly they are – even during crunch time.

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  • 3. The everyone-also-don’t-know manager
    3 / 12 3. The everyone-also-don’t-know manager

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    You can’t count on them for anything because whenever you ask them something, they don’t seem to know what’s going on or have a solution for you. It makes you wonder how they got there in the first place.

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  • 4. The one who doesn’t take “no” for an answer
    4 / 12 4. The one who doesn’t take “no” for an answer

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    Not happy? Voice it out – oh wait, don’t. Because they’ll spend the next hour tell you why you’re wrong.

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  • 5. The one who pretends to know everything
    5 / 12 5. The one who pretends to know everything

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    They don’t seem to know anything when you ask them, but in front of the bosses, they know everything. Why? Because they just take what you said and turned it into their own words to mask their incompentency.

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  • 6. The passive-aggressor
    6 / 12 6. The passive-aggressor

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    Their version of power play is through passive aggression. It makes you really angry but they weren’t rude to you, so you just have to suck it up.

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  • 7. The rare manager who earned your respect
    7 / 12 7. The rare manager who earned your respect

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    They tell you straight-up if you screwed up and while the praises are not thrown about languidly, you know they’re sincere about them. They’re one of the few in the company who know what they’re doing. Respect ah, brother/sister.

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  • 8. The newbie
    8 / 12 8. The newbie

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    The one who just joined the team and uses the “I’m new” card whenever convenient. OK lah, I give you chance.

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  • 9. The angel
    9 / 12 9. The angel

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    Everything you look for in a boss – strict yet understanding, friendly without crossing the line. They make you never want to quit your job and you even feel tempted to follow them when they leave the company because no one can quite match up to their standard. And the best boss award goes to…

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  • 10. The foreigner who refuses to adapt
    10 / 12 10. The foreigner who refuses to adapt

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    Back in my country… Sorry hor, but are you not working in Singapore right now?

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  • 11. The power player
    11 / 12 11. The power player

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    The one who says, “I want you to do it” while emphasising on the “I” because that changes everything. He or she is your boss, so even if you have a better idea, if he or she wants you to do it, you’d better do it – you know, because they say so.

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  • 12. The manipulator
    12 / 12 12. The manipulator

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    He or she knows how to get you to do things, and it’s not through power play. Rather, they appeal to your emotions. They can be super nice and say things like “I’m sorry you had to do this” or “You’re the only one I can think of who can do this job because you’re so capable” when delegating a task that is not your daiji, including personal favours.

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