It's tough working for a bad boss. But if your boss is sufficiently bad, a.k.a. toxic, it can actually take a toll on your health — as well as your psyche.

That's according to a Huffington Post report, although it's probably no surprise to half of the respondents to a 2015 Gallup survey who said they'd actually left a job to get away from a bad manager or the 41 percent of workers who said they'd been "psychologically harassed" at work.

In fact, a new study from the University of Manchester has found that working for the wrong kind of boss can damage your physical and mental well-being — and maybe even turn you into the monster your boss is.

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