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Why Women Prefer Male Bosses

Is she assertive or ruthless? The stereotype of the she-devil boss abounds in the workplace. And there is some truth to every stereotype. Unfettered, women have been able to accomplish on many fronts; consequently, they have earned their promotions. Yet, many women prefer a male boss. Why?

According to Gallup polls female aversion to a female boss is concentrated among older women from ages 35 and up. A University of Toronto Study (2008) reported that women working for a female supervisor experience more stress symptoms (emotional and physical) than women working for a male. A British study reveals that one out of six women experience underlying tensions with a female boss. “Men make better bosses because they are easy-to-read. You are on a more stable playing field.”

Female employees complain that their female supervisors:How to navigate the workplace when you don’t like your boss – male or female:
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