A Boss who, because of constant and severe insubordination, may become depressed and/or unable to take any independent action that would allow him or her to fire the abusing employee. The condition explains why abused bosses may not seek assistance from others, fire their abusers, or leave the abusive situation. Sufferers may have low self-esteem, and are often led to believe that the insubordination is their fault.
Agnes and Marion took a steaming dump on Mr. Smith's desk because he asked them to write out their daily schedules. Because of constant insubordination for years, when Mr. Smith saw the warm turds, he stated, "This is my fault. They've been working SOOOO hard. At least they didn't poop on my chair." Little did he know....indeed they had shat his chair. Mr. Smith was suffering from Battered Boss Syndrome. :(