The jobs with the worst bosses
The retail industry has the most hated bosses, new research has revealed.
Think you have a bad boss? Well you might work in one of these industries, with new research revealing the jobs that have the most hated bosses.
A UK study by SEO services company Reboot asked 3,445 workers across 29 industries whether they liked their boss and, if not, the main reasons why.
The research found that workers in the retail industry had the worst bosses, with 51 per cent of employees disliking their managers.
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The healthcare sector came in second place, with 48 per cent of workers admitting they didn’t like their bosses, followed by the sales sector, with 47 per cent of employees.
So, why don’t people like their bosses? The most common reason was they were being underpaid (66 per cent), followed by feeling micromanaged (46 per cent) and a lack of communication (43 per cent). Other reasons included bosses being ungrateful, bullying them and being “generally annoying”.
On the other end of the spectrum, bosses in the creative arts and design industry were the least hated, with only 10 per cent of employees expressing a dislike for their managers.
This was followed by bosses in charity and voluntary work (11 per cent), information technology (12 per cent), science and pharmaceutical (14 per cent), and media and internet (15 per cent).
Top 12 industries with the most hated bosses
These were the jobs with the worst bosses:
Retail - 51 per cent
Health care - 48 per cent
Sales - 47 per cent
Property and construction 45 per cent
Energy and utilities - 42 per cent
Public services and administration - 42 per cent
Law enforcement and security - 38 per cent
Teaching and education - 36 per cent
Call centre and customer service - 35 per cent
Hospitality and events management - 34 per cent
Legal - 34 per cent
Recruitment and HR - 34 per cent
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