Re: Working later than the boss

Subject: Re: Working later than the boss
From: Mary Arrotti <mary_arrotti -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 08:03:57 -0700 (PDT)

Janice makes some good points.
Unlike service people you hire in your non-work life, a good manager shouldn't just hire people to do things or work hours that he/she doesn't want to.
A manager's responsiblity isn't to make his/her job or life easier - it's to get the work done and to manage and develop people.
When managers shirk their responsibilitues - that's an issue between the manager & upper management. It's not necessary (and is often unwise) for an employee to address this in any way. That doesn't mean that employees should cover for their managers or make unreasonable personal sacrifices.
However, managers who do have the respect of their subordinates and lead by example are more likely to have employees willing to go the extra mile.

Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM> wrote:
You said there's nothing wrong with employees
perceiving their manager to put in less hours
than they do on a consistent basis, and asking
them to shoulder even more of the burden now.
>From a pure employment perspective, you're right.
However, I was trying to point out that there is
a morale perspective to this issue that you didn't
seem to be taking into account.

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