Career writer Harvey Deutschendorf at entrepreneur site Fast Company recommended, "Pay close attention to not only what they say, but how they say it. What are their favorite ways of getting things done? Find ways to use this knowledge to your advantage." Try and get things done to their liking and they should give you minimal trouble.It might sound counter-intuitive to support someone's negative qualities, but by doing so you'll only make the situation easier for yourself.If he tends to change his mind frequently, or is outright forgetful, be sure to document interactions so you can refer back to them if he ever contradicts himself." By doing this, you begin to make yourself indispensable.While constantly being under-appreciated might inspire you to begin to slack, fight against it.
Rather than raising your voice or throwing some critiques yourself, fight back the nit-picking with questions that are aimed towards understanding.While some bosses might just be downright crazy, most of the time you get snapped at pushed too hard because of forces that are outside of your control.Career coach Ashley Stahl at career development site The Muse explained, "In some of those cases, her reaction will be warranted, but more often than not, her behavior will be the side effect of something else in her life.Warrell suggested, "If you’re doing the best job you can do, keep your head held high and don’t give him the satisfaction of pushing you about.Rather ask questions, seek to understand, and work to defuse a difficult situation instead of cowering or responding in anger." Either your boss has a valid point and their answers will help clarify that, or they might see the error in their harshness with your well pointed questions.