Setting the tone
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What makes a toxic boss? Sometimes, you can recognize one right away. Take the story we heard from a government procurement contractor who, like many of our correspondents, wished remain anonymous. Called into a conference room for his first one-on-one meeting with his new project manager, he tried to explain the pros and cons of the job — while she "bit off her fingernails and spit them into the air, landing on the large oak conference table."

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