My Manager Is Abrupt With Me

Question: to Ask the Workplace Doctors about intimidating boss.

A letter of complaint went in to the company I work for, and since then, my manager has been very abrupt with me. I feel as if she is trying to intimidate me. What can I do? Please this is getting me down.

Signed, Feeling Down

DearĀ Feeling Down:

Some people make their displeasure known by yelling, others by steely silence, and others by cool abrupt speech and gestures. You are working scared, walking on eggshells, wondering if you might be judged wrong. You probably have told your family and coworkers that your boss has it in for you. This is no way to come to work. Can you ever again come to work with your head up or must you worry that your boss is miffed at you?

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