“I actually loved my job but when you have a boss that hates what you do – or is just trying to undermine you – it really does kill your enthusiasm,” says Craig (not his real name).
At first, he liked his manager but that changed when he saw her shout at an assistant on the team.
And things only went downhill from there. She would shout at him in the office and publicly undermine him at industry events.
“At first it was the snide remarks,” he says.
“Slowly and surely things started to change and the remarks became less snippy and more out-and-out aggressive, hostile and condescending.”
He says it became “soul destroying” going into work every day. “Your personal relationships suffer too,” Craig adds.
“When you work