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Around 70 per cent of workers in the UK think they can do better than their bosses. And the new survey by Monster found that 41 per cent claimed their employer was “totally incompetent”.
The poll of more than 9,000 workers in 52 countries found just 18 per cent of British workers believe their boss is “more capable” than they are. And a mere one in 10 say their manager is “brilliant”.
This compares starkly with other countries, particularly in the East. In China, almost a third of workers said their boss was “brilliant”.
The survey gives Matthew Phillips as a typical example. Phillips said he got so fed up with working for a useless boss he resigned and moved to a new company.
The 32-year-old told Recruiter: “I used to wonder what my boss actually did to earn his bigger salary and more stylish car. He seemed to palm off most of his work onto me or my colleagues while he sat around with his feet up, drinking coffee and browsing the internet.
“Whenever he did try to turn his hand to something, he often messed it up and we were left to recover the situation. I could certainly do the job better than he did and I think it would be fair to describe him as incompetent.”
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