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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Advice for a bad boss


(Barry Wetcher - BARRY WETCHER)
This week we published the article “How to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life,” by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. In no time, your workplace horror stories came flooding into the comments section.

The authors outlined four steps for making employees truly miserable at work, and readers wrote in with many more:

■ “Only take credit for successes. When things go wrong, make sure you know who to blame.”

■ “Have employees be responsible for something without giving them authority to get the work done.”

■ “Keep people in the dark and then criticize them for not knowing what is going on.”

In one sentence, what do you think is the No. 1 way to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life?

Or, on the flip side, what’s the best piece of advice you’d give your boss?

Share your #badboss or #bestboss advice with us here in the comments or on Twitter using either hashtag.

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