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Four in 10 people say they feel overworked by their boss (Source: Getty)
The country's worst bosses can be found in the recruitment industry, according to a survey by Approved Index.
By asking almost 1,400 employees across a range of industries about their relationships with their bosses, they discovered that this is the profession where people are most likely to quit because of a bad manager.
In fact, 100 per cent of recruiters said they had been forced to leave a job at some stage because of their boss, compared to the average of 42 per cent across all industries.
Tourism and marketing came in second and third place for boss-related resignations, with 77 per cent and 63 per cent admitting to quitting a job, respectively. Accounting, architecture and fashion were among the other professions to fall into the top 10.
For all those who have already quit a job because of their boss, it looks like many are set to follow – a third of those surveyed said they thought their current boss was incompetent.
Top reasons given for having little faith in a boss included feeling under-appreciated, which 41 per cent admitted to, being overworked, and suffering as a result of favouritism towards other team members.
While the overall picture looks bad, there are still professions where very few people have such severe issues with their managers. In research, for example, just 20 per cent said a boss had driven them to quit, while 30 per cent of those in engineering said so.