Is it better to take a bad job with a good boss or a good job with a bad boss?
Currently I'm working with a good boss but the job isn't that great (because there is no future there and pay isn't that great). I recently found a good job (pay is good with medical insurance, commission and bonuses) but the boss there is stupid and nightmare to work with. What is my better option?
I would not go with a bad boss. What is the value of good pay and benefits if your life is miserable all day every day? You can be in the wrong job with a good boss; I suggest finding the right job with a great boss.
The number one reason for people leaving their place of work is having a bad manager. Quality of life is much more important than suffering a bad boss. IF you're looking for more opportunity, then keep the good boss job and work a side hustle business to get ahead. If you sacrifice getting the "bad boss" then you won't have the energy to get ahead.
In my working career , i have learnt to work with all types of boss.Learning how to manage your boss is your responsibility and this will often determine your experience. I once had a boss that was dreaded by my superiors and colleagues ,she had a temper and could make you feel useless. So studied the experiences and the conversations others had with her and found the perfect antidote to overcome her scolding and temper. My colleages get into more trouble when they try to argue or defend themselves with her ,so often this would result in heated arguments and insult .Whenever i had to meet with her ,or had done something wrong , i tried not to argue to with her and talk less ,often she would say you are not saying anything and never fell for her bait and in between i would smile and laugh . Also i learnt never to take anything personal ,it was just on the job . Soon my colleagues wondered how we got along with her and the answer was simply talk less when she seems to be annoyed and never take it personal. Bottom line that working experience made me able to manage any boss.So when i also became i boss i avoided replicating all those experiences but rather bonded with my team. A bad boss can be managed, a bad job will leave you sad everyday and morning .
Unfortunately neither scenario is good. Why take a bad job when you won't be challenged? Or why take a job with a bad boss who will ale your life miserable?
Keep your present job ! Being well in his work is very important
I don't know what you mean by bad job. As long as job is legal, ethical and has good potential but may not be best in terms of pay or ease of handling, you can make a job good by shaping it in your own way. Bad a bad boss you cannot change and my experience shows that any amount of effort will not change an evil boss, who is incompetent, selfish, insecure and basically bad news. Mind you there are more of them in varying degrees than good bosses.
These evil ones only know how to manage their bosses and protect their chair. They are political and at the drop of a hat, will destroy your career. They will take all credit of your good work and pass down all blame for failures. That pretty much decribes a bad boss. My advice "STAY AWAY"!!
any job and any business is about building a relationship - and a 'bad boss' will ruin it. With a 'bad job' there is a chance that together you can put in a lot of effort to grow and evolve thus making the job worth it. Depends on priorities and how much time a person is ready to spend on building it.
The bad job with good boss is the better option. It's better to be surrounded by good people. Having healthy relationships is what matters the most.
I would look for a different company. If you start working in the good job with a bad boss, it could become a nightmare. Good bosses usually indicate a successful business. The trouble with a bad leader is there is a lot of turnover in a Company and that isn't good for morale. I would stick with your current company and keep looking for a better opportunity.