In a recent study conducted by two Univ. of Phoenix professors, it was found that many workers reported an increase in overbearing supervisors during these lean, recessionary times. These employees reported that when they would question their employer about the company’s prospects, they were essentially told to suck it up and quit complaining. So reports the San Antonio Express-News. The employers were told to simply be thankful they had a job and were threatened. The researchers were surprised at this result, which they said permeated across the country in a survey of over 1000 workers.