Working for a difficult boss can come withstress, long hours and a poor office atmosphere.
But new research has found it can also bebad for your health.
The stress of working for a bad boss over along period of time can cause serious harm to employees, the study found.
The researchers found that chronic stresscauses changes in the gene activity in immune cells.
These changes cause the cells to be primedto fight an infection that doesn't exist.
This leads to inflammation in the bodywhich is associated with many health problems, including heart disease anddiabetes.
Scientists at Ohio State University, in theU.S., made this discovery while studying mice.
Natalie,Oxford, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
No need to be an expert to realise thatstress at work due to a horrible boss can lead to illness and depression. Bythe way, did you notice that wherever you work, there is always a nasty personwho hates you from hello?
dblake864,VA_USA, 12 hours ago
They were probably the same kids in schoolwho bullied their classmates.
BigH-Carlisle,Carlisle, 1 hour ago
I worked at Cumbria Constabulary and mostof the staff and officers I encountered were hard working and conscientious butthere was a few rotten apples I encountered who unfortunately are still thereand they know who they are !
tarasshevchenko, woodstock, Canada, 14 hours ago
i have a crappy boss...... i want out
kizzmyazz,pear tree, 12 hours ago
A bullying boss is usually a coward whenconfronted.
Martin,Reading, 12 hours ago
Lol..I confronted my old boss on an issueand he turned it into a vendetta.
Kal,Manchester, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
I confronted my old nasty foul mouthed bossand was ignored for the next 6 months, she then picked up where she left off -nothing had changed.
ladygonecompletelygaga,London - UK , 13 hours ago
I have worked for nasty bosses for the last7 years. I have now developed Chronic fatigue syndrome and they are paying forall my sickness.
MummaD, oxford Uk, 13 hours ago
My daughter has just resigned from her jobas her boss started to bully her a few months ago, shes only 20 and it was herfirst job, she just couldnt take anymore, she was having panic attacks on herday off because she was so scared of what would happen when she went back in.He would throw rubbish
over the floor and make her puck it up, he undid the zipon her dress once, he put his hand round her throat, all this and she has onlyjust told me, she
should gave called the police but she is terrified if him.Even when she gave in her letter, he told her she was ruining her life and shewould never work again and he didnt accept her letter. She rang me, in tears,too scared to leave! I had to talk her into grabbing her bag and just walkingout, he is unbelievable, he rang her constantly for a few days too. And thisfrom a hotel manager, his boss will be receiving all the details in a letterbut i doubt anything will change
Peter,Has Crossed the Rubicon, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Today's workplace is a horrible place. Iblame HR as the source of today's jackboot management style.
Flossie,brighton, 9 hours ago
Good luck. Take the matter to an EmploymentTribunal. She will win and she will get compensation. Believe me, it's worthit.
sukeysue,hampshire, 13 hours ago
I had a crap boss and I got out. Stilllooking for another job but feel so much better and my diabetes has settleddown :)
Alanrevolutionary, bicester, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
My last boss was so horrible , that if Ifound him collasped in street I would happily stand there and watch him die. Idid complain before I retired, but senior managment were to scared of him tospeak on my behalf.
GeoffWall-Davis., Birmingham, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
There could well be a lot of truth in this,I once worked for an insurance company and the boss there would send everybodies stress levels sky high.
Suebear,Gillingham, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Yes this is true, the last 2 jobs I had theboss was so horrid, I had to work I needed the money. I now suffer fromdiabetes, and insulin dependant.
WarriorOfTheNet,Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
My husband complains they are so rude theywon't even answer a greeting. That is nasty!