According to CareerBuilder’s Halloween survey conducted among more than 4,000 workers, nearly one-in-five (18%) workers describe their workplace as scary.
Some workers think their workplace is scary because their bosses bear a strong resemblance to famous Halloween characters. When asked which popular characters best reflect their boss’s behavior, workers said the following:
Glenda the Good Witch, liked and respected by all - 20%
The Wolf Man, fine one minute, howling the next - 11%
The Invisible Man, never around - 10%
Casper the Friendly Ghost, eager to help, but often misunderstood - 9%
Dracula, constantly sucking the life right out of you - 6%
Wicked Witch of the West, conniving and sending out minions to do his/her dirty work - 5%
The Mummy, slow-moving and has an ancient thought process - 4%
Grim Reaper, constantly delivers bad news and inspires fear among workers - 3%
Frankenstein, green with envy - 1%
In addition to spooky bosses, when asked what the scariest part of their job was, workers reported the following fear-inducing activities:
Workload - 18%
Performance reviews - 9%
Tight deadlines - 9%
Hours worked - 8%
Their boss or supervisor - 7%
Sitting through meetings - 6%
Hm. I wonder how the Technology Department staff would describe me as a boss. I have my suspicions....
In any case, how about your workplace? Let us know.
And have a Happy Halloween.