What To Do About Abusive Treatment By Boss?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about owner demeaning behavior:

I work as a Controller for a mid-sized company and am constantly being threatened with replacement with a receptionist, have balls thrown at me, called dumb-ass, princess, Paris, harrassed when I request time off…this is all done by the owner of the company and he thinks it is cute. What should I do?

Signed, Angry

Dear Angry:

Your decision about what to do will be based in large part on whether you want to stay working there or not and whether or not you think you are being pushed to quit anyway. If you think you could get another job for the same pay and benefits, but without the hassle, you could do as Dr. Gorden often suggests, and “vote with your feet” right out the door.

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