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13 Types of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

13 Types of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

Alice Handley and Kayla Baxter | WomenCo.

August 14, 2009

The Tuft Hunter

Distinguishing characteristics: The CEO’s wardrobe, car, and haircut.

What they do: In the old days, a tuft hunter was a nobleman’s parasite, one who tried to curry favor with the rich and powerful in order to gain favor or influence. The Tuft Hunter as a boss, however, is always looking for her own next promotion. Does that mean she’ll create an opening for you once she makes it up that ladder — or are you merely a rung on her own to be stepped on? That’s something only The Tuft Hunter knows. You’ll probably find out too late.

How to make her love you: Do everything in your power to make The Tuft Hunter look good, and you’ll be one step closer to a promotion of your very own. Watch her back and tell her every bit of news that you come across from upper management and you’ll earn her respect and maybe even her loyalty — if she has any.

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