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Bosses.

I respect my superiors. Its in my ethnic DNA.

But I hate the constant testing of my patience.

Recent storms destroyed our roads. I keep getting the emergency jobs. Im not afraid to make field calls, I suppose. I got a new project. I good one. We had a field meeting with our potential contractor. I invited my boss. He said NO he going skiing. Err. I asked him to postpone trip. NO.

Okay I got this. We formulated a bad ass plan. Not too expensive. Fast.

I got the money today. Boom! Game on!

Now? My boss wants a field meeting to come up w a plan. Haha. I said we have one, you were SKIING. I pushed back hard.

Meeting is set for 12:30.
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Could be worse. He could have volunteered you for a presentation in front of a packed conference hall.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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I'd go skiing at 12:30....it's in my DNA ....
Old 03-15-2019, 09:20 AM
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I respect my superiors. Its in my ethnic DNA.

But I hate the constant testing of my patience.

Recent storms destroyed our roads. I keep getting the emergency jobs. Im not afraid to make field calls, I suppose. I got a new project. I good one. We had a field meeting with our potential contractor. I invited my boss. He said NO he going skiing. Err. I asked him to postpone trip. NO.

Okay I got this. We formulated a bad ass plan. Not too expensive. Fast.

I got the money today. Boom! Game on!

Now? My boss wants a field meeting to come up w a plan. Haha. I said we have one, you were SKIING. I pushed back hard.

Meeting is set for 12:30.
Hahaha, yeah, that sounds about right. Some folks just can't trust others or something. I'm not sure what the deal is, control issues, trust issues, trust but verify? I would think that he would just want to talk to you without having to have the whole thing over again, then if he sees a problem with what you did, then he could go back to the drawing board.
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Sounds like my supervisor...

Not a bad guy but total micro managing, anal retentive dufus...

Frankly I prefer when he is busy (spend 80% of his time doing redundant paperwork or in meetings) so I can to take up the slack and run the show...

And of course when the job is done he has to do a walk through and nit pick our work.

But at least being true to my work ethic we got the project finished.
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When I first became a manager the single most difficult thing was to watch one of my reports do something different from the way I would have done it. The urge to jump in and say "Nooooo! Do it this way . . ." was so strong, but I managed to resist. I will 'help' if I see things getting way off-track, or offer suggestions to the effect of "Have you tried looking at the problem this way . . .", but most of the time I leave them to do things they way they want to do them. Everything turns out fine and I now appreciate different people's individual approaches.
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...We had a field meeting with our potential contractor. I invited my boss. He said NO he going skiing. Err. I asked him to postpone trip. NO....(
Translation, "postpone the meeting till I'm back and can attend".
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When I first became a manager the single most difficult thing was to watch one of my reports do something different from the way I would have done it. The urge to jump in and say "Nooooo! Do it this way . . ." was so strong, but I managed to resist. I will 'help' if I see things getting way off-track, or offer suggestions to the effect of "Have you tried looking at the problem this way . . .", but most of the time I leave them to do things they way they want to do them. Everything turns out fine and I now appreciate different people's individual approaches.
Selfie of Aerkuld chilling at the beach?
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All my life I worked for small family owned businesses. From the days I was still in high school until just two years ago. I always knew with no doubt at all, who was THE boss and made the decisions.

Now I am in business for myself. My boss is a real jerk, he makes me work on weekends, and sometimes late at night and no overtime. Even worse the bosses wife will come in my office and flirt with me, and then make me go wash her Macan, or help her in the flower garden and mow the lawn.

I get even with the jerk boss, I drink his beer, and I sleep with his wife.
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All my life I worked for small family owned businesses. From the days I was still in high school until just two years ago. I always knew with no doubt at all, who was THE boss and made the decisions.

Now I am in business for myself. My boss is a real jerk, he makes me work on weekends, and sometimes late at night and no overtime. Even worse the bosses wife will come in my office and flirt with me, and then make me go wash her Macan, or help her in the flower garden and mow the lawn.

I get even with the jerk boss, I drink his beer, and I sleep with his wife.
Now that's funny right there.
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Masraum - That's funny! Fortunately I've worked up to be in the position I'm now in. Doing so has given me the benefit of working for many managers, some were terrible, others were brilliant. That's given me exposure to the trait's I dislike, and some I admire. I try very hard to mimic the good examples.
In my opinion, too many managers are put in the position too soon, or because they're crap at the job they were doing.
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I get even with the jerk boss, I drink his beer, and I sleep with his wife.
....but does the "boss" go skiiing on ya ?
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