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  • Can You Fire Your Boss?

    “You have to be aware of yourself and what you’re contributing to a situation in relation to the manager,” Smith advises. Your assessment should also include understanding your manager’s key strengths and weaknesses and how they may effect your plot to remove him or her.

    “You might feel like you’re irreplaceable but maybe your manager has tenure or a more specialized skill. Then push comes to shove, they go with the manager,” she notes. “So assess the situation and be fully aware of your skills, contributions and how relevant they are to your company. That will inform your plan.”

    You may want to reconsider trying to get your boss fired if you’re guilty of stealing company time by perusing Facebook too often, taking extended lunch breaks or even disrespecting your superior. The truth is that those pointing the finger must first honestly assess their own work performance and ethics.

    “You have to be aware of yourself and what you’re contributing to a situation in relation to the manager,” Smith advises. Your assessment should also include understanding your manager’s key strengths and weaknesses and how they may effect your plot to remove him or her.

    “You might feel like you’re irreplaceable but maybe your manager has tenure or a more specialized skill. Then push comes to shove, they go with the manager,” she notes. “So assess the situation and be fully aware of your skills, contributions and how relevant they are to your company. That will inform your plan.”

    Black Enterprise

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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