Libraries are nice places. And by and large, librarians are nice people. But we’re human. So if you work in a library, it’s possible that you may have had a bad boss, or maybe even one who is a jerk. (It may even be possible that you yourself have been a bad boss.)
IF you do find yourself with a boss you think is a jerk, ask yourself some questions, and consider your options. Be honest. If indeed, the boss is a jerk to everyone you may have to change jobs (and yes, not so easy in this economy). But if the boss is a jerk only to you, and if it is possible that you might have anything to do with that, consider what you can do to change that. And keep in mind:
- Never let a jerk be your excuse for poor performance.
- Do your best for you.
- Never let a jerk be your excuse to be a jerk.
- Continue performing and lavish credit on everyone.