Retail employees despise their superiors the most
Bosses in the legal industry are among the most hated in the UK, new research has shown, with over a third admitting to disliking their superiors.
A survey of over 3,000 people working in nearly 30 sectors shows the legal industry ranks in joint tenth place, alongside the hospitality and recruitment industries, with 34% of respondents saying they hate their higher-ups.
Retail employees hate their bosses the most, according to the survey carried out by online marketing company Reboot, with 51% saying they dislike their managers. This was closely followed by 48% in healthcare and 47% in sales.
|Rank||Industry||Hate their boss (%)|
|4||Property & construction||45|
|5=||Energy & utilities||42|
|5=||Public services & administration||42|
|7||Law enforcement & security||38|
|8||Teaching & education||36|
|9||Call centre & customer service||35|
|10=||Hospitality & events management||34|
|10=||Recruitment & HR||34|
The industry with the least hated bosses was creative arts & design (11%), followed by the charity (11%) and IT (12%) sectors.
Both consulting and banking & finance fared better than law with just over a fifth (21%) of employees in each industry expressing a dislike for their bosses.
The survey also found that ‘being underpaid’, ‘micromanagement’ and ‘lack of communication’ are the most common reasons they don’t get along with their bosses.