Bad bosses are, unfortunately, more common than anyone would like. One silver lining, perhaps, is that they are easy to identify. What follows are some general characteristics of bad bosses, taken in part from "The Bully at Work," the landmark book by Gary and Ruth Namie, plus some other bad-boss habits that are all too common.

The Screaming Meemie

This boss, as the name suggests, is probably the best-known type of bad boss, but not necessarily the most common.

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