Question: What should I do if I work for a jerk?
Answer: Leave. I know there are classic Bob Sutton examples of revered jerks like Steve Jobs, but I wonder about the people who put up with him. Can they not find another visionary to work for who is not such a jerk?
Staying in a job like this makes you look bad. People wonder why you put up with it. And, frankly, you should too. It’s like being an abused wife. The wife who stays always defends the relationship by how much she gets out of it, but to everyone else it is obvious that she should leave. The problem is a loss of personal perspective.
How to Change the World: Ten Questions With Penelope Trunk: Career Guidance for This Century
Great interview and some tips that everyone should hear, but for some reason, this question seemed to be relevant for many people I know. Thought I should post it just in case they don’t get a chance to surf to Guy’s site.
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