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Are You a Bad Boss? #INFOGRAPHIC

Not too long ago Spark Hire took a look at what made a poor manager and suggested that managers all over the country evaluate their own habits. Being a bad manager can really hurt your company culture and your team’s productivity as well. Considering such information, when we came across this infographic from we couldn’t help but pass it along. What do you think makes up a bad boss in your employee’s eyes?

Well for starters, it’s great to see that 63 percent of employees stated that they were satisfied with their job. At the same time, that leave 37 percent that are either dissatisfied or neutral towards their job with 12 percent completely dissatisfied. It’s also not very surprising to see that job satisfaction increases as the pay scale rises. Only 52 percent of those that make less than $50,000 a year are satisfied with their job while 69 percent of those that make more than $100,000 a year feel the same. So who do you think is more satisfied with their job: younger or older employees?

Perhaps that question is redundant because according to the infographic 56 percent of employees aged 20-29 are satisfied while 75 percent of employees aged 60-69 feel the same. It’s probably safe to say that older employees are more secure in their career as they have been it for quite some time while younger employees are just starting off. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of the graphic though. Did you know that 16 percent of employees stated that their boss took credit for their ideas? That would certainly qualify as “bad boss” material. 16 percent also said their boss asked them to change their vacation plans. Are these people working for the same bosses?

Take a look at the infographic below and see what things you should avoid so as to not be labeled a “bad boss” by your employees.

The Workplace Insider: The Bad Boss Diaries


Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter