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Subject:RE: difficulties with the boss From:"Bill Trippe" <btrippe -at- nmpub -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:45:00 -0500
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Gene Kim-Eng wrote in response to "Anonymous Poster"
>I'd update my resume and start sending it out again. A less
>than competent manager can be "boss managed," but this
>one sounds like her emotional stability is more of an issue
>than her professional abilities.
I have to agree with Gene. This sounds like an unstable situation, and
similar to one I found myself in early in my career. I finally sought out a
counselor, who reframed the situation perfectly. He said, "You have three
choices. Tolerate it, fight it, or leave." I knew I couldn't tolerate the
abuse, and quickly concluded that fighting it would be futile because my
boss's boss was crazy too. So I left, and it was the best decision I ever
made. Years later, the company was still dealing with the same problem
Good luck, and feel free to contact me offlist if I can be of any help.
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