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This job survival guide offers real-life strategies for dealing with the officious boss. Employees are introduced to the FIRST approach, which advocates flying below the radar, ignoring, retraining, standing one’s ground, and talking turkey. Practical tactics are provided for dealing with a wide range of unique and nasty bosses, including “Covering Your Butt 101,” “Making Molehills out of Mountains,” and “The Straw Man Strategy.” These tips will help any employee deal with a difficult boss, whether ignorant, foul, rude, selfish, loud, obnoxious, abrasive, incompetent, impatient, incoherent, embarrassing, smelly, mean-spirited, sexist, or disrespectful, or any combination thereof.

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