Ten lessons from Surrounded by Bad Bosses and Lazy Employees: How to Survive and Thrive in the Workplace by Thomas Erikson

1. Don’t take it personally. When you’re surrounded by bad bosses and lazy employees, it’s easy to take it personally. But it’s important to remember that it’s not about you. It’s about them.

2. Set boundaries. It’s important to set boundaries with your boss and your coworkers. Don’t be afraid to say no when you’re asked to do something that’s not in your job description or that you don’t have time for.

3. Take care of yourself. When you’re surrounded by negative people, it’s important to take care of yourself. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly.


4. Find a support system. It’s important to have a support system of people who you can talk to about what you’re going through. This could be friends, family, or a therapist.

5. Don’t be afraid to speak up. If you’re not happy with the way things are going, don’t be afraid to speak up. Talk to your boss or HR department about your concerns.

6. Look for a new job. If things are really bad, you may need to look for a new job. This can be a daunting task, but it may be the best thing for you in the long run.


7. Don’t give up. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are other people who have been through what you’re going through. And you can get through this.

8. Stay positive. It’s easy to get negative when you’re surrounded by bad bosses and lazy employees. But it’s important to stay positive. Focus on the things you can control and don’t let the negative people get you down.

9. Learn from the experience. Every experience, good or bad, can teach us something. Take the time to reflect on what you’ve learned from this experience and how you can use it to improve your life in the future.


10. Be grateful. No matter how bad things are, there’s always something to be grateful for. Make a list of the things you’re grateful for and read it whenever you’re feeling down.

I hope these lessons help you to survive and thrive in the workplace, even if you’re surrounded by bad bosses and lazy employees.

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