Good managers say things like, “Job well done!” or “I really appreciate your taking on this extra responsibility” or “It’s time for a raise.” Terrible managers are much scarier. Thank goodness for Liz Ryan at Bloomberg Businessweek, who compiled as a helpful list of 10 thing only bad managers say. Let’s take a look at a few of the worst ones. If any of these lines are spoken frequently in your office, it might be to start polishing your resume.
1. “If you don’t want this job, I’ll find someone who does.”
Ah, the reassuring reminder that your boss could snap his fingers and be rid of you in an instant with no regrets. Just the thing to really motivate you to do your very best.
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