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What should you do when your manager insults you? It's really low key so I wouldn't be able to pin it as an insult in explaining it to HR. I'm wondering if it's a power play, or a personality thing, or if I should just forget about it. But these subtle digs happen a lot. Any advice?

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I was in a situation like this recently. After the second incident I went over his head and asked to be moved off the business. I was also prepared to leave if they didn’t move me. Don’t take any shit from anybody. Your manager is supposed to be invested in your success, not trying to keep you down because they’re insecure about their own abilities.

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This.

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Ask others around you if they’re experiencing the same things, screenshot convos, write down everything as it happens then take it to your manager’s boss. If they don’t make any action, leave.

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If it is the first time, since you not it was low key, give them a pass. Second time, talk to them directly and express how it made you feel. Third time, their boss or HR. There should be no fourth time.

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Why would you give a pass to anyone who insults you? There shouldn’t even be a first or second time.

If this person has a reputation for it, there’s not much ground you’ll win. Record and report as you wish. But generally they’ll get a slap on the wrist. In my experience, I just kept my head down, covered my ass as much I could (aka tell the parties necessary how you feel) and eventually left the agency. As an associate you’re already through the door, make a name for yourself and then you’ll probably find it easier to navigate these people Or straight up leave these toxic environments altogether.

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