Here's Why Your Boss Is So Mean to You

It's not you. He's just sleepy
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Everyone knows that bosses can be as sweet as Splenda one day and a horror movie monster the next. Listen: Heed your Zen cubicle mate's advice and don't take it personally. As you've long suspected, your boss's dour mood may be a direct result of what did—or didn't—happen in his or her bedroom last night. I'm talking about sleep, of course. Supervisors who don't get a good night's rest are more likely to be nasty to their employees, new research shows.

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