1. The Everything-Also-Can Manager
This boss is the super “relax one corner” type who behaves more like a friend to you. Anything goes — until you commit a crime (against him or her) that is.
2. The Everything-Also-Don't-Know Manager
This one is easy to spot. Got a question? Don’t bother asking because the answer is usually, “Don’t know!”
3. The One Who Doesn't "No" For An Answer
Not happy? Voice it out — or don’t. Because most of the time, they won’t take no for an answer.
4. The One Who Knows It All
As they say, knowledge is power.
5. The Passive-Aggressor
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.
6. The One You Respect
They tell you straight-up if you’ve screwed up and while the praises are not thrown about languidly, you know they’re sincere about them. And they’re one of the few in the cimpany who actually know what they’re doing.
7. The Newbie
The one who just joined the team and uses the “I’m new” card whenever convenient.
8. The Angel
They’re 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.
9. The Boss Who Can't Get His/Her Priorities Right
They think a meeting with them is above everything else, even when the company is burning (figuratively). They insist you work on something that is not as urgent and when you point out that more urgent matters await, they pull the “I’m the boss” card.
10. The Foreigner
They usually start their sentences with… “Back in my country…”
11. The Power Player
The one who says, “I want you to do it,” while emphasing 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.
12. The Manipulator
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 to you 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 becuase you’re capable” when delegating a task that is not in your job scope.
13. The Manager Who Disappears For Meetings
You can never find them at their desk because they’re always out and you don’t know where they are exactly — even during crunch time.
Text: Hidayah Idris/Cleo