Just remember that some cultures are more or less restrained in […] Editor’s Note: We revised this piece after several readers pointed out that the original version put the burden on the recipient of an offensive comment to address larger systemic biases. Part 1 — Deal with the work. Call in a favor from a friend to get an interview somewhere else. The most important survival tactic is to get out as soon as you can. 3. Get out. Related: The 6 Most Familiar 'Bad Boss' Types and What to Do About Them. You might experience conflict in the workplace for a variety of reasons, including promotion opportunities, salary disputes, feeling a lack of appreciation, and personal differences. 5. Body language is a great way to silently but effectively deal with a boss who is a bully. If the bad behavior is unrelated to one of those, it might be toxic and soul-crushing, but it’s not against the law. If this doesn’t work, you can take pride in knowing that you didn’t lower your standards or add your own rude behavior to the mix. But that also means that more than a third are not managers, but rather peers or even lower-level employees. The 4 Types of Workplace Bullies. A rule requiring employees to speak a common language in the event of an emergency or when performing work in a particularly dangerous area of the workplace can be acceptable. Set silent limits. The majority (61%) of workplace bullies are bosses, according to WBI’s survey. When conflict arises, realize that it’s not the end of the world, and you don’t need to get another job. Most emotions, such as excitement, joy, fear, frustration, and anger, are universal. Instead, you maintained your cool. Utilize your network. When dealing with a business customer who doesn’t speak English (or doesn’t know much of the language), you can overcome that customer language barrier in a number of ways: Show some emotion.