How do you deal with the boss from hell? Along with popular movies like The Devil Wears Prada and Swimming With Sharks as well as widespread experiences with aggressive supervisors, the idea of the abusive boss who denigrates and humiliates underlings has become a well-entrenched part of popular culture. And it fits in well with the modern concept of the workplace as being harsh and unforgiving with incidents of aggression being on the rise. This perception is certainly reflected by Bureau of Justice Statistics reports relating to workplace violence which suggest that incidents have been rising in recent years (whether involving aggressive acts directed towards supervisors or between employees).
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