Dysfunctional Addict Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a screaming boss: I feel trapped in a bad job situation, and am unsure of the best move to make, whether to confront my boss, or remove myself from the situation completely.

My boss is a pain med addict. Depending on his meds and mood, he regularly screams at his employees, cursing at them. He occasionally treats his clients and sub-contractors the same way, causing them to avoid him when they call in. This is only a portion of the unprofessionalism that he displays in the office. He also continues to smoke in the office, despite that it is illegal and that some of his employees have requested he stop due to allergies. The work environment is overall hostile due to his unprofessional behavior and derogatory attitude.

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