Hate your boss? STAB a voodoo doll: Bizarre study reveals harming the toy with pins, pliers and fire gives angry employees a sense of justice!
Being shouted at by your boss can drive you to the brink of stupidity.
But scientists today bizarrely claimed stabbing a voodoo doll, which represents your nightmare manager, could be the answer.
Giving upset employees the opportunity to hurt the doll using pins, pliers and fire gives them a sense of justice, two studies concluded.
Nearly 400 participants were involved in the studies, with 195 employees lured to take part in the first study with the promise of a $1 (£0.72).
Volunteers were placed into two groups, depending on whether or not they would retaliate to abusive behaviour.
A control group was also studied by the University of Waterloo-led experts – but they were just asked to solve word fragment challenges instead.