20 Quotes To Help You Keep Your Cool When Your Boss Is Driving You Insane

Breathe, keep calm and read on.

Working is definitely a part of life, but we don’t have to love everything about it.

Sure, we can have great co-workers and love the field we’reworking in. We don’t even mind working with our extra needy clients too much. While there can be so many great things about your work, only one bad detail can completely turn you off and ruin your positive attitude, no matter HOW much coffee you got this morning.

Sometimes this detail is your boss.

You feel like they’re constantly breathing down your neck, and constantly criticizing your work. They do know there is a difference between constructive criticism and just being flat out harsh, right?

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The worst is when you have a long list of things to get done for the day, but your boss just can’t seem to leave you alone to get that work DONE. Catch-22.

While it’s normal and natural to count down to the weekend, you’re not even sure if you’ll be making it to hump day before having a total breakdown.

So what can you do about it? Maybe nothing. After all, they ARE your boss. Bummer.

Maybe you can do some yoga at your desk (if you’ve got a really cool, accepting work place). Or maybe you’re the type to remind yourself to stay calm and take the high road even though you don’t deserve the way your boss is treating you.

You have bad days and maybe today is a bad one for them. You tell yourself it will be better tomorrow.

If you’re really brave, and this seems to be constant pattern, you can talk to someone at work or your boss directly about resolving the situation. And if nothing seems to be working, you can always remove yourself completely from the situation.

It’s a tough spot to be in, but you will find a way to make it through this, and these 20 motivational quotes are perfect to help you do just that when your boss is driving you absolutely INSANE.

You’ll find your way to better days, and loving your job again — maybe even with the same boss. Either way, you’re going to make it through.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

You’ll get through this.

“All things are difficult before they are easy.”-Thomas Fuller

Work hard regardless of who might be in your way.

“There is no secret ingredient in the recipe for success. Work hard, grab opportunities and follow your passion”

Difficult people can only make you better

“I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.”

Nothing can be bad if you’re enjoying what you’re doing.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs

Just repeat this constantly

“I’d rather be tired than broke.”

Be the bigger person

“Show respect even to people that don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” -Dave Willis


It’s just one day (hopefully)

“Be Kind. Even on your bad days.”

Respond the best that you can to your boss’ attitude.

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” -Charles Darwin

You’ve got this

“Just give me coffee and watch me make it happen.”

You don’t have to give in, you can stay strong and take a higher road.

“I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to.”

If it’s really bad, you can do what’s best for you.

“Having a bad boss isn’t your fault. Staying with one is.” –Nora Denzel

The best payback is impressing them through your work.

“You are not your resume, you are your work.” -Seth Godin

This day, and this attitude, will pass.

“Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”

Sometime’s there’s not much you can do.

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” -Mindy Kaling

You have more power over the situation than you think.

“Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world.”

Don’t let them make doing what you love miserable though.

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers

Remind yourself how hard you’re working.

“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.”

You can do something about it if it’s gone too far.

“What you allow is what will continue.”

You’re absolutely killing it, keep on working through.

“The art of smile & nod when all you wanted was to punch them in the face.”

Only you can steer yourself, not your boss.

You have brains in your head. 
You have feet in your shoes. 
You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” — Dr. Suess


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