We all want our boss to like us, right? Whether it’s cause you want a raise, or to get special treatment. Whatever your reason is, here are four tricks to make your boss like more than she already does.
#1.) Stop Using Fake Tanner. According to some experts, your boss is more likely to view you as self-absorbed if your skin doesn’t look natural. In other words, your boss might not give you a promotion if you look like Snooki.
#2.) Swallow Your Pride and Start Sucking Up. A study in the “Journal of Management Studies” showed that people who brown-nose DO get promoted more often. And they also tend to be happier at their jobs.
#3.) Say “Thank You” When Your Boss Gives You Feedback. This goes hand-in-hand with brown-nosing, but you should do it even when you don’t want to. A new study at the USC Marshall School of Business found that when you say “thank you” after hearing something critical from your boss, it makes them think you’re more intelligent and more competent than they did before.
#4.) Cut Your Bangs. Or at least make sure they’re not in your face while you’re at work. If you’re a woman, apparently bangs that cover your eyes or obscure part of your face can be a signal that you have something to hide.