According to survey results, most adult professional employees get along “well” or “fairly well” with their direct supervisors in the workplace. Most managers understand the basics of fair and respectful workplace interaction, and those who don’t are usually trained, coached, reassigned or terminated by their own direct supervisors. But every now and then, a bad boss manages to gain a foothold in the system and get away with corrupt or incompetent behavior year after year, and this can create a serious problem for this person’s direct reports. Short of quitting, which may not be an option, what should you do if you find out that you’re working for a bona fide terrible boss? Here are a few common bad boss characteristics and how to deal with each one.