Bad bosses

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In this file photo, men carry briefcases in Mitte district on October 12, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
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A bad boss can make your work life miserable. But new research shows that a bad boss can also hurt your family life, your health and your personal morale.

We read a Washington Post story on bad bosses and all of the Daily Circuit producers had a story to tell. We wanted to find out more about the research on the topic and get some advice on getting out of bad work environments.

Wayne Hochwarter, a professor of management at Florida State University, will join The Daily Circuit Wednesday to talk about bad bosses.

"There are two real drivers in a lot of these employer-employee relationships: communications and trust," he said. "People like to know what's going on. They like to know news. They like to have information as a resource available and deal with things good or bad. And the trust part is you kind of have this assumption that the person who is responsible for a lot of your work life is going to take care of you to the extent that he or she can."

How should one cope? And when should one just jump ship and try to find a new job?

"The real rub on a lot of this stuff is that people can't leave," Hochwarter said. "I mean, they've got nowhere to go."

Annabelle Gurwitch, actress, NPR commentator, author of "Fired!" will also join the discussion.

VIDEO: Annabelle Gurwitch on "Fired!"