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Dealing With Toxic Bosses

In the 1980 workplace comedy “Nine to Five,” Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play employees of a sexist, bigoted liar, and the trio exacts revenge by tying him up and assuming control of his business.

The biz, of course, then flourishes.

Flash forward to 2011, when the three friends of “Horrible Bosses” aren’t nearly as inventive and just decide to murder their respective obnoxious, abusive bosses.

Although the lagging economy may make you feel as though your choices come down to either suffering in jail or in silence on the job, there are better ways to get employed, stay employed, get ahead and yes, be happy.

As a creator of programs at Elgin Community College that meet the needs of job seekers, Kathy Meisinger has been one busy woman in the last few years.

Although she’s seeing more employment opportunities open up, the licensed professional counselor also notes a major disconnect between what employers are looking for and what job seekers are willing to do to get hired.

To read the full story, pick up the latest issue of Kane County Magazine.