Written By Damilola Faustino
There are bosses who simply love to yell. They find solace in just shouting at their employees when they notice any flaw or error. They don’t care about the effect their yelling or shouting has on other employees. In such situations, you may not know exactly how to react or what to say without sounding disrespectful. So, if you are in such a situation, here are simple, effective ways you should respond or deal with it:
Have a meeting with your boss
Your boss may be prone to anger. However, it does not give them the right to shout or yell at you. But, this usually happens in many Nigerian offices where bosses see themselves as superiors. Although you may be scared about doing this because you do not want to lose your job, it is important to try. Request a meeting with your boss and politely tell them that you do not like the fact that they shout at you.
One of the things you should do is to explain what happened to your boss. Ensure you remain calm because going all emotional will not help. Avoid being vindictive in your explanation and do not try to snitch on other employees.
Accept your mistakes
It is undeniable that it was your mistake that triggered the anger. It is your boss’s business on how they react to your mistake. What you should do is to accept your mistakes. Do not try to make excuses or justify your actions. This will only drive your boss crazy and you may receive another round of yelling.
Offer a solution
Never approach your angry boss without a solution to the problem. At the same time, you should not meet them with a haphazard or poorly thought out solution.
Always follow up
You do not abandon the whole situation and think it will evaporate just like that. If you do, you are inviting more yellings. Always do a follow up and ensure that you resolve it to a logical conclusion.
Do not yell back
Yell back and lose your job! Simple.