Who’s the Boss?
A new survey by CareerBuilder asked workers nationwide which TV show bosses remind them of their own boss, good or bad. The top ten:
- Jacob from “Lost”you’re never sure where he is, what he wants, and what he has in store for you
- Judge Judy from “Judge Judy”no-nonsense and is fair when making decisions
- MacGyver from “MacGyver”resourceful and can fix any situation
- Jack Donaghy from “30 Rock”likable and a corporate guy through and through
- Oprah Winfrey from “Oprah”very influential and informative
- Simon Cowell from “American Idol”judgmental and insulting
- MacGruber from “Saturday Night Live”terrible with managing projects and deadlines, causing everything to blow up around him
- Michael Scott from “The Office”bumbling and idiotic
- Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation”believes her job is more important than it probably is
- Donald Trump from “The Apprentice”demanding and powerful
The survey also revealed how workers rate their real-life bosses. Nearly one-third of those surveyed say they can do the boss’s job better than the boss. On the flip side, 60% say the boss could not do their jobs.
In addition, 61% of workers say the boss does a poor job grooming them to move up in the organization. Forty-five percent say the boss does not provide regular and consistent feedback, and 34% feel their bosses could back them up better.
Bosses earned higher marks from workers when it came to being open to different work arrangements (72%), taking time to listen (68%), and providing them with resources to do the job effectively (68%).
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