In this time of crisis, will you resign from your job if you hate your boss?

Philippines
February 16, 2009 2:26am CST
As an employee, it feels good to be friends with your co-employees and sometimes boss. But of course, there are times you hate your boss. Although he is not really your enemy, but you hate him because you disagree with his decisions and actions. In addition, he is not as friendly as you would like him to be. As days are passing by, you tend to loose your passion to your work because of him and thinking of resigning. We all know that looking for job these days are difficult and if you find one, you are not even sure if you'll be happier and earning more. So in this time of crisis, will you resign or just let your days pass by together with your not so-friendly boss? Thanks!
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38 responses
@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
I think it is not advisable to resign your present job now as the employment market looks very bleak. It is better to set aside differences and concentrate on what you are doing.
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Yes I do agree. Suck it up for a while, it's better safe (and swallow your pride) than resign and have nothing to feed your family. It's called a job because you're not expected to like it, or like everyone in it. If it's something you fully like and everyone else, then it's called a vacation. hehehe..
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
I would agree with the people who posted their comments here. It would be really hard to resign now and look for another job just because you dont like your boss. A lot of people dont like their bosses at work but thet're still sticking with their job because the the financial crisis. I would suggest that you just keep on working., concentrate on your job, widen your friends at work. Trust me after a couple of days you would forget about hating your boss and enjoying your job.
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@chelord (13)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
Actually, I am an student assistant and I did Experience having a bossy boss and has behaviour problem. But instead of thinking to resign I just do my work with perseverance. Besides, I do work under her authority to earn money not to be friend with her. My aim of working is to support my own studies and at this time of crisis, resigning is not the option. I just ask God's help to give me patience in order for me to focuse on my work.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I have had bosses that I hated. But I always stayed until I could find something. I have never agreed with the idea of quitting a job for that reason. And of course in these uncertain times, I think it would be foolish to do that. You just never know. But it is always wise, even in good times, to keep one's options open.
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I have been in just such a position and what I did was just focus my attention on my work, but when they knew they were going to lay off I asked to be one of the first, that way I got unemployment. In the US if you quit you don't get unemployment.
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@gzlgzl123 (224)
• China
16 Feb 09
I think I will resign.Maybe your boss brings you a great deal of distress.Now that you can't agree wiht his decisions and actions,why do you find a new job?If you are excellent,I'm sure you'll have a better future.If possible,you may also be the boss.
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@derek_a (10898)
16 Feb 09
I would say that in these current financial situations, I would certainly try and smooth things out with my boss before quitting. Differences can be sorted out with some people. I do understand that some people make it very difficult, but I tend to ask people outright if they have a problem with me. Some bosses have the idea that to be aloof and unpleasant keeps them distant from their employees and this is the way they like it, in this case, if I needed the job, I would grin and bear it, but be looking for another position with better working conditions. :-) Derek
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 09
I don't think I will just resign from my job if I hate my boss, especially at this time of crisis. If I really feel like quiting my job, I will start looking for a new job and wait until I get a new job offer, then only I will tender my resignation letter. Unless I have enough money to survive for more than 6 months, then perhaps I can consider just tender the resignation letter right now. But, as I have to pay for my house loan and car loan, and I am going to have a baby soon, I do not think I can afford for my living expenses without a job now.
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@tudors (1556)
• China
16 Feb 09
I won't. I am not considering any job change. The big boss of my company hardly knows there is a "me" in his company, and I don't care. As long as I get paid, hihgly paid. Avoiding meet your big boss is a good thing, those who surround him all the time are in danger every moment.
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• Australia
4 Apr 09
I've always been told that work and private lives are seperate and that if you don't like your boss, then don't stress, you don't have to see them out of work ours (unless you are married to them!). In the few jobs I've had, I never made friends with any of my co-workers, though I was always friendly and polite towards them. Because of that, I never had any problems within the work place. I did have to report our supervisor once though, because he was endandering our work crew and also stepped the line by walking into the room of the ladies when we had gone on a work related trip when he knew I was in there getting changed (there were no locks on the doors- really old house!!!). I hated having to do it, but he was a real problem for the work crew (we were basically weed pullers and general labourers in the State Forests), especially with his reckless driving and drinking on the job (often while he was driving).
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
Well, I think the top management should at least about this before further problems will occur. You're right when you said that work should be separated with personal matters. However, I think being friends with your co-workers will create a more harmonious environment.
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• Australia
11 May 09
It is possible to be friends with your co-workers, as long as it isn't work that you are talking about away from the office. My dad used to be good friends with many of his co-workers before we moved to Australia, and it was great. I don't know if it is still the same now though, because he is flying all over the world with his work now.
@ajithlal (14613)
• India
21 Mar 09
Well now a days it is hard to get jobs. I doesn't like my boss very much. I am a peaceful person. I don't fight with anyone. Whenever I doesn't like anything the boss say only thing I do is to put my head down and listen. I think my boss is very aggressive and ego type person. She favors the people who are her favorites. I stay with the job because I have to take care of my family and to take care of my expenses. I took two days leave now a days telling I am having back pain and trying to avoid the stresses I felt at job because of my boss.
@saimajo (10)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
if i were you im not going to resign. as you have said it is difficult to find a new job this days.just think your boss as a trials in your job that will make you a better employee, in that way you can enjoy working with him. talk to a person that can help you to motivate to work again so that your passion for working will not losse, or anything that will help you to motivate.be cool and hold your temper. and start your day with a smile to your boos.
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
In this time of crisis,one must be practical. Hating your boss maybe is a normal thing. Many employees hate their superiors because they maybe so strict. Its normal for a boss to be strict especially when their subordinates are not doing their work well. Even if you hate your boss,you should not resign. It's hard to find a work during this time. You must stay in your work,just do your work well and you will soon get along with your boss.
@rhubee (13)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Hating my boss is not a big reason for me to resign in my current job especially nowadays that we are facing economic crisis. This situation is very common in every work place. This time, it is hard to find another job, so why should I? It is much better for me to stay on my job despite my situation with my boss. I'll just eat my pride, anyway its not fattening....!";
@rhocky99 (30)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Greetings!As you have said,it's very diffiult to find jobs this days and i have decided not to resign in my present job.It's not because i hate the boss i would sacrifice my work.As they say "patience is a virtue", and that would be enough for me to stay. As of my passion in my work, as much as possible i will try not to be that focus to the decisions of the boss as long as it is not affecting me personally.I'll try my best to see the positive outomes of my boss' decisions. I'm not going to be pessimist so that i could appreciate the good things in the company.
@rhocky99 (30)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
In my part! I will not resign because we already know that there is a great number of unemployed pepeople!which suffer for financial aspects.therefor I don"t want to be one of theme! I cosidere my self as elastic person I can easily udjust my self to others! that is why I believe I can manage my self if that is the case!!
• India
15 Mar 09
if am not interested how ever good the job may be , i can no more do it, that is what is happening with me now, i dont like my manager am jst dragging myself to work thinking to put down my papers on monday.
@czelie (10)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
For me, ofcourse i will not resign this time.Looking for an opportunity for a job that suits to my personal qualification and skills is hard and competition in the labor market is strong. From the said situation, I think, all I need is patience.I will not mind my boss but I will focus my attention on my job.But if there is an opportunity that comes in my way which is better,I would rather grabbed it.
@elai03 (12)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
i will not resign with that kind of boss who is not-so-friendly type,because as you said, we all know the fact that finding and getting a job this time is reaaly hard and you are not sure if you will be going to stabel with your new job..what im going to do is to do and perform my job well and atleat i have these friendly co-workers.. i will make my job interesting by my own and maybe i will try to make friend or get close to my boss by doing my job well effectively and efficiently.. ;)
• United States
8 Mar 09
If I didn't like my boss but I Did like the work, I would stay. But if I jusst liked the work plus hated the boss, I would slow down at woek And look for another position. life is too short to spend it with people you hate.