Ask Annie

When the prospective boss is a mystery

December 18, 2007: 9:35 AM ET

If the company you're interviewing with won't let you have in-depth discussions with your prospective boss, you don't want to work there, says Fortune's Anne Fisher in her December 18 Ask Annie column. After all, the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is to flee a terrible boss, so it's important to make sure you two get along. Did you meet your current boss before you started working for him or her? Were your first impressions correct? What should you watch out for when meeting a potential new boss?

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