Nearly 40% Of Canadians Leave Their Job Because Of A Bad Boss: Survey

Got a bad boss? If yes, you’re not alone.

New research has found that two out of five Canadian workers have quit a job because of a bad boss. The survey found that 39% of respondents had resigned, at least once, over a bad manager.

Conducted on behalf of staffing firm Robert Half, the online survey was developed by independent research firm Maru/Blue and interviewed 400 randomly selected full- and part-time Canadian office workers during the month of April.

A probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The results have been weighted by age, gender and region. In a news release Robert Half stated "People leave managers — not companies. Especially with the landscape nationally with unemployment sitting at 5.7%, people have choice..."

The agency also noted that there's a difference between managing and leading, and stated that today’s mangers should create an environment and culture "that allows people to be creative in their work."