• Sure but the circumstances must be extreme. Woe be the boss who's child dies, and does not shed a tear.
  • I did once go into my boss's office to give him some papers and he was crying. I didn't really know what to do ... it was really sad and very strange too. I just asked him if there was something I could do to help ... he said there wasn't. I just left him alone since I could see he was very embarrassed.
  • My boss did once, it just shows she also human. All tho she is a big thing at the Hospital she is very down to earth. Which is rare for ppl who make that kind of money.
  • My last boss got kinda choked up when he announced our layoff. He felt so bad, he really was a good guy as bosses go
  • Never.
  • Only if she/he is human.
  • If it's a loss for one of his love one's and he/she cries in front of his employees, then it's no problem... the employees would understand +)
  • my two bosses were crying when they said corporate was laying me off. i told them to straighten up.
  • In my opinion, no. I wouldn't hold it against him as a human being but still it's not something to be encouraged. I think in general people don't want that.
  • Only in certain situations. If they cry over little things like getting their feelings hurt, they will not be respected. I'm a supervisor and there were times when I felt like crying. I would either close my office door or go for a drive.
  • My boss cried in front of us, it was not pretty. He did it for sympathy when we reported his nasty attitude to his superior.
  • Yes, if they need to. Everyone is human
  • when i see a boss cry it makes the more human somehow. +5 from the heart.
  • Depends or the job and the reason. Ranking military officer, never. Major corporation... yes if someone dies or is in an accident. Small, tight-knit company, yes under most circumstances.
  • Not if they wish to command the respect of their employees. The workplace is a place of business and managers are there not just to make decisions but also to lead their team(s) and provide a role model to junior staff. Successful managers are not given to emotional outbursts - they are there in a business capacity which requires professional conduct, interpersonal skills, staff motivation and leadership. A boss is not a team member or part of his employees peer group. Good business decisions are not emotional decisions and crying in front of the staff does not make for sound business sense.

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