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Tips On Dealing With A Bad Boss

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We all go through periods in our life where we meet or work with people that we find difficult to get on with. You’re never going to impress or be friends with everyone, but it can be hard for you to manage to deal with someone that you don’t get on with. So here are some tips on dealing with a bad boss.

 

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Find The Reason Why They’re Unpleasant

There are some people that just enjoy being an unpleasant person, and if you find out that this is the case in terms of your boss, you may want to think about speaking to someone who could help tackle this or finding a new job. Learning from your past experiences is important, and you want to make sure that you avoid any future bad bosses during other points in your career. However, not every bad boss has the intention to be unpleasant.

There might be a reason as to why they treat you with distaste or have an attitude to anyone they deal with when it comes to the workplace. It’s a good idea for you to figure out what this might be because there might be a chance that you can work around this and help your bad boss becomes a good one. Of course, it’s not your responsibility to change this authoritative figure into someone who is nice to others, but if no one else is listening or doing anything about it, you can always attempt to sort out the problem yourself.

 

Don’t Let It Affect Your Mental Wellbeing

Your mental wellbeing and general health should always come first whether that’s in your work or in your personal one. When you’re dealing with someone who might constantly be picking you out to emotionally and verbally attack, or if they’re just putting you on edge, that’s not healthy. There should never be a time where you dread going into work. As much as we can rely on money to keep us going in life, that’s not the be-all and end all to living.

There are plenty of jobs available out there, and if you find that your mental health is taking a knock, it’s very important to put yourself first and either ask for it to change or leave. It’s good to fight your corner of course when it comes to possibly removing that person from the organization, but your health is certainly not worth sacrificing for some role that you can find elsewhere.

 

Speak To Someone

There may be a possibility where you can speak to someone, like the HR manager or a person within the business who has more overall authority than your boss. Any accusation of someone abusing their role or being a bully should always be flagged officially. If you ever find yourself in a vulnerable situation and where you’re not being supported by the company, you can always seek the help of employment solicitors. Never be afraid to speak up, no matter how little support you have. Voicing your concerns at least takes it from hearsay and rumours to something concrete and where action can be taken.

 

Identify The Triggers

With any boss, there’s going to be certain things that might rub them up the wrong way, and although you might not mean to do it, it happens. So think about all those scenarios where there’s been an unpleasant occasion and find out what the trigger was. If it’s something you couldn’t help, then it’s not up to you to try and fix it. Although, if there’s something that can be done or you have the opportunity to avoid it, then why not give it a go?

 

Act As The Leader

For some bosses, they might not be present at the most important times, and when there’s a lack of leadership in your team or for yourself, someone needs to take charge. If your position and other team allow it, having you as a back-up leader, might be just what you need. There might be times where your boss is trying to undermine you or question your decisions. In this case, you need to stand your ground and have confidence in yourself. Never let anyone make you feel unworthy of being in a role. Show them what you’re worth, and that could be what makes them turn into more of a pleasant leader.

 

Dealing with a bad boss is difficult, and it’s nothing you would want to wish on anyone else. So use these tips on dealing with a bad boss as best you can to improve the situation.

 

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3 Great Careers In The Health And Wellness Industry

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The health and wellness industry is booming right now because people are more concerned with taking care of themselves. It seems like there is a new health craze every single week and there are always new wellness companies popping up all over the place. If you are looking for a career change and you have an interest in health and wellness, there are plenty of job opportunities out there for you. It’s a great time to get into it because it’s so popular right now and there are different jobs to suit different types of people. These are some of the best career options in the health and wellness industry. 

 

Nutritionist 

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We all want to eat well and maintain a healthy weight but these days, it can be incredibly difficult to do that. We are always hearing conflicting information about what we should and shouldn’t be eating and a lot of food that is advertised as being healthy is anything but, so it’s hard to know what you should be eating if you want to stay healthy. A lot of us lack nutrition as well because we’re not eating a well balanced diet. But people want to do something about that and make sure that they are eating a healthy diet, which is where nutritionists come in. If you get the right qualifications, you can start taking on clients and giving them advice on how to manage their diet effectively. It’s a great way to start your own business in the wellness industry. 

 

Personal Trainer 

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Diet is important, but exercise is the only way that you will be able to stay healthy. But a lot of people find the idea of going to the gym quite daunting because they don’t really know what they’re doing. There is a risk of injury as well, especially where things like weight training are concerned, so a lot of people like to get a personal trainer to help them meet their fitness goals and make sure that the are exercising safely. If you do Level 3 Personal Training Courses, you will be able to start finding your own clients and putting together training programs for them. A lot of people combine this with nutritional advice to give people an all round health and fitness program. 

 

Massage Therapist 

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Massage is very popular amongst people that are focused on health and wellness. If you are exercising regularly, you’re likely to have tight and sore muscles and a regular massage can help with that. It’s also great for relaxation and it has a lot of mental benefits. You can take courses to teach you everything that you need to know to give effective massages. Once qualified, you can start looking for work at a massage parlour or even go out on your own and set up your own business. It’s often best to offer home visits to start with, so you don’t have to cover the costs of a building. 

 

These are some of the best careers in the health and wellness industry right now. If you are looking for a career change, you should definitely consider some of these jobs.

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How to Get Paid What You Deserve

In the workplace, there are all sorts of little details that contribute to your overall job satisfaction but one of the biggest is, without a doubt, salary. If you feel underpaid, not only does it affect your mood at work, but it can lower your quality of life in general. Which will make you increasingly bitter towards your employer.

This is only made worse if you ask your manager into a meeting, request a pay rise and are denied. So, to try to help you avoid this situation, here’s a quick guide on how to ensure that when you’re asking for a pay rise or looking for a new job with a good salary, you’re successful.

 

 

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Do Salary Research

If there’s one thing to take away from this post, it’s this – research. Research, knowledge and preparation are what will help you make sure that you’re successful when trying to obtain a pay rise or achieve a good starting salary at a new workplace.

When employers are deciding on what to pay their staff, they use salary surveys to find out what the industry standard is. By taking part in a salary survey, a business can compare their own pay systems and structures to industry competitors or associates. This will allow them pick out where they are underpaying staff and change their approach (to find out more about salary surveys, click here).

If employers are doing it, why shouldn’t you? Whilst salary surveys offer a much more specialised and targeted approach to salary research, there are plenty of free services out there through which you can get an estimation of the average salary for your job role. Websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are great places to start.

Salary research is important because you need to know what you should be getting paid for your job role. It’s no good simply plucking a number out of thin-air and deciding that’s what you should be getting paid because you could be miles off the average. Instead, research, refine and pick out a range that you feel you fit into. During negotiations, talk about your research and your skills to indicate what you should be getting paid and why. It’s entirely possible that your employer hasn’t done effective salary research and so may be completely unaware, don’t be afraid to politely educate them.

 

Look at the Full Package

Particularly for more senior roles, discovering an average salary is much more difficult because of the benefits bolted onto the payment package. For example, one Store Manager may get paid £24,000 per year, whilst another Store Manager may get paid £22,000 a year but receive free private health insurance. These kinds of perks and benefits are difficult to quantify in monetary terms, so it’s important to think about them when you’re deciding what pay you deserve.

Similarly, you might be willing to sacrifice some of your salary for other workplace perks like flexible work hours, increased holiday or a different job title. If you’re looking for a new role completely, consider these same benefits when negotiating your contract.

 

 

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Positivity and Patience

Finally, no matter what type of salary discussion you’re engaging in, remember to stay positive and patient. Emphasise that you enjoy what you’re doing (or want the job you’re applying for) but are looking for slightly more pay. Avoid sounding desperate or angry at your manager or potential employer as this will not make them want to help you, instead, try to focus on the things you like. Similarly, don’t be dismissive if the answer you get is, “Well, we only have so much budget.” Or “We feel that the pay being offered is fair.”

Neither of those answers is an outright no. Don’t be afraid to (kindly) give the individual a target figure and ask them to consider your request, more often than not it will be taken away and addressed with a senior manager. Even if you don’t get your target figure, there’s a good chance that you will get some form of increase because employers know that satisfied employees are better workers.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to get that pay rise or that dream salary without a hitch. Remember, the first step is always research – do the preparation before entering the lion’s den.

 

What do you think of these tips? Do you have tips of your own to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

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