re: What's your type? VIEW POST


The best managers are good leaders, and leadership is not yelling out orders. They help you and listen to make you a better employee. They set achievable goals. Sadly since I left the Navy in 2008, I haven't had a good supervisor or manager. I am a self motivated individual so as long as management doesn't work me to death, and micromanage I usually don't pay attention to them, since I can perform my job pretty much on autopilot.

Most managers do not understand that by making your team better they look better. Most just care about numbers on paper, rather than how employees feel. I've read "It's your ship" and it has a perfect quote. "People at the top look down, and all they see are smiling faces. And the people at the bottom look up, and the first thing they see is their ***."


This x1000. So many people lose sight of reality instantly for some numbers on an Excel sheet that I am pretty sure have no factual basis whatsoever. Lots of greed and arrogance. I routinely get complaints for not doing work for other departments because I was waiting on them to give me more details or resources I clearly requested, I'll follow up a little bit with them, but if you are a Senior Vice President and you can't respond to e-mails for your "urgent" projects within a week, you just suck.

My boss shields me from a lot of the bullshit at my company. I get to work from home more than most people so I can actually concentrate (open office FTW!) but she's reaching a point where she isn't able to be as effective with helping me out. In our organization, the IT budget buys software for every other department. So they piss away 75% of the IT budget buying garbage without consulting us and then expect us to fix it, and I am supposed to be doing plenty of my own work instead of dealing with their emergencies all day long. I'm done ranting now...I swear!

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