How do you really feel about your boss? According to one study, 60% of workers have already left or are planning to leave their place of work because they do not like their direct supervisor.
Interestingly, 89% of bosses believe people quit because they want to make more money. While this ideology forgoes any wrongdoing on their part, it’s far from reality. In fact, a mere 12% of employees leave one place of work for another offering more money.
No matter if you love your boss or think they are the most annoying person on the planet, your career is largely dependent on them. Even if you quit, your future employer may be calling them for a referral.
The following memes are hilarious and will make you say, “me freaking too!”
But what if you are the boss? In that case, take note – employees who like their boss are going to produce better work and that makes you look better, and helps you make more money.
Hopefully that means you’ll give them a raise too… otherwise consider yourself the boss in meme #1.
1. Pitfall of capitalism
2. This is genius
According to Forbes.com, nearly 17% (1 in 5) workers say that their boss takes credit for their work.
They also report that only one-third, or 35%, of female employees say they are comfortable challenging ideas put forth by their boss.
Younger employees (ages 25 to 34) feel even more uncomfortable challenging their boss’ ideas, 35% say they would do so. While 41% of workers between the ages of 50 to 64 feel comfortable doing so.
3. Thank us later
A Randstad USA study found that a little over half (53%) of workers believe their boss values their opinion.
35% of employees say they are inspired by their boss.
25% of workers strongly believe they could do a better job than their boss.
4. Whatever you do, don’t micro-manage!
According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, 58% of managers say that they received no official training. Unfortunately, that means our workplaces are swarming with leaders who don’t know how to lead.
Most managers are promoted because they are good at their job, not necessarily good at making others better at what they do.
5. So many ways to use your iPhone charger
6. Just being honest
7. Best Shirt EVER
8. It also means I’ll be late 2 more times this week
10. Here’s to the 1 in 5 bosses who take credit for their employees’ work…
11. Teamwork makes the dream work
12. Proof is in the paycheck
Many of America’s biggest companies pay their top CEOs and managers 10,000 times more than their lowest paid employees.
As of 2010, the average large-size company paid their CEO 400 times more than the average employee.
Experts recommend paying top CEOs no more than 20 to 25 times that of the average worker salary within the same company.
13. Minion logic at its finest
Tips to better communicate with your boss:
- Let him/her know your goals and ask for mentorship. Provide informative feedback that proves your dedication to creating success within the company.
- Speak up for yourself using the ‘sandwich approach,’ that’s when you start by saying something positive about the plan, followed by your challenging question(s), and then follow that up with another positive comment about the plan.
- Discover your strengths and utilize them to benefit the team whenever possible – make your natural talents clear to your boss. This will help you score a promotion in the right area.
14. Pure bliss
69% of employees say that they’d be more satisfied at work if their manager or boss better utilized their personal skills.
59% of people feel that profits and revenues are more important than the way people are treated at work.
16. Run, Forest, Run!
Don’t be afraid of change! Fear of the unknown is the number one thing holding people back from living their best life.
Sadly, 56% of employees do not consider other job opportunities because they’d have to start off with less paid time off.
18. Come hail or high water
You might be surprised (or maybe not) that many employers require everyone to come to work even during a hurricane or other major storm.
20. The WORST!
21. Up all night watching The Office and wishing you worked there
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