RE: Working later than the boss - Part II

Subject: RE: Working later than the boss - Part II
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L Administrator'" <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 15:10:18 -0400

I see dark, severely threatening storm clouds ahead for you, her, and the
rest of the crew that have to be near this type of thing.

If you have a problem with your job responsibilities, you need to work those
things out or leave. Grousing about how your manager isn't any good at
managing isn't going to get yu anywhere unless you have a sympathetic ear to
one of her superiors. Sounds like you'd not have posted if you had that, and
that's why I see dark clouds -- I hear great anger in you and while I feel
sympathy myself for you, I have to say that I think you really ought to
skedaddle out of there and find a situation in which you can have some
respect for your manager. You don't have any for her, that's clear. Unless
you have the influence to get rid of her, continued delving into who's right
and who's wrong will bring only heartache unless you find an ally in the
company who has more power than your manager does.

Bonnie Granat

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> It's important to point out that this manager does NOT put in extra
> hours at home or in the office, no matter what. I'm not aware of her
> daily tasks/goals but there have been at least six times
> where some of
> her work has wound up on my desk because "she couldn't get to
> it." What
> irritates me so is that this individual does not go above and beyond
> like some of the other managers from the list seem to (ex. checking
> email in the evenings or during commuting time, etc.). She goes on
> vacation and comes back and checks email for one or two days when she
> returns. Her attitude is if it cannot get done during
> business hours, it
> doesn't get done. In addition, we are constantly waiting for her to
> review our work, which holds us up, instead of occasionally bringing
> home the work to review.
> BTW, my point in mentioning that we both have children the
> same age is
> that I manage to check my email in the evenings and BEFORE I
> return to
> the office from vacation. No, I don't think this is SUPER
> HUMAN, but I
> do think it is part of the job and what a responsible employee will
> likely do when they give a hoot about their job.


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