20 signs your boss secretly hates you

The workplace can be hectic, especially if your boss or manager gives you a hard time. Certain things can tip you off to the fact that your superior is not in favor of how you do things, including exclusion from company decisions, their demeanor and body language around you, and the extent to which they are constantly checking up on you.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you feel like your boss doesn’t like you, it could just be in your head. But it can also be true. If they treat you very differently than everyone else, you’re probably not their favorite person.
  • When they don’t include you in big decisions related to your sphere of influence, it may be because your boss doesn’t trust your opinion.
  • If your boss make a conscious effort not to smile when you’re in the room, something isn’t right.

“If your boss doesn’t like you, they’ll likely keep it to themselves, as they understand the need to keep the relationship professional and to not play favorites in the office,” says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of “The Humor Advantage.””


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