Has anyone successfully moved laterally in an org to escape a bad boss? How did you do it and how did you handle any political ramifications? (cont)

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Yep, i did. Everyone hated her though, so it made it easier to move. Once i made the move to the newer boss, she actually would talk to her ALL the time and i knew it was about me. I felt she was out to get me as she would always make my life miserable. Fast forward 2 years later; she’s now fired and I’m the top performer in my group.

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I should clarify in my case, my boss is a a nice person, but not super bright. He is terrible at prioritization, and has a tendency to create churn where it is not necessary. Meanwhile, my boss's boss is sharp and great. In my dreams, I would report directly to my boss's boss, but politically that seems unlikely to happen.

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Yes, she wasn’t terrible but I had outgrown her. It took me about 6 months but I was able to do it. I made my case. Over and over again.

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I moved laterally expecting to leave the firm anyways but covid happened. Stuck here with another boss I don’t love but it’s relatively better?

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