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Bad Bosses Can Be a Free MBA on What Not to Do and Say

Before you run, take notes

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Before taking one step into the office for my first “real” job out of college, I was acutely aware of the reputation my soon-to-be manager had. Being hard to find was one of her more redeeming qualities. When she was around, she rarely smiled, was always in a rush, and depending on the day, had quite the temper.




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