Infographic: How bad bosses affect your health

Whether your boss hovers over your shoulder, suffers from mood swings or doesn’t explain things clearly, he may be inching you closer and closer to the emergency room.

Some bosses are bullies, and others micromanage. Some don’t provide direction, and others are prone to violent mood swings.

Terrible bosses come in many varieties, but they all have the same effect: they stress you out.

In fact, an infographic from Keas and Column Five says U.S. employees spend an average of 19.2 hours a week worrying about what their bosses say or do.

All this stressing, as you can probably guess, is detrimental to your health. A recent study found that workers with inconsiderate or uncommunicative bosses are 60 percent more likely to have heart trauma. They are also more likely to experience marital problems.

However, employees with good managers were 40 percent less likely to experience a heart-related emergency.

Have you ever had a bad boss? Share your horror stories in the comments, and check out the infographic for more:

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