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Technocrati
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10/31/2015 | 5:20:53 AM
Re: Scary but true
Some really great advice on dealing with difficult bosses, I was surprised about how many "types" of them I have encountered.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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10/30/2015 | 9:44:55 PM
Re: Scary but true
I have left bad bosses and disfunctional company cultures. Hiring the right middle managers is essential to employee happiness. It's sad so many folks are "rewarded" with middle management positions.
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10/30/2015 | 7:02:27 PM
Scary but true

There is an old saying people don't leave companies they leave managers, it is the truth. I too have had bad bosses like most people in the workforce but I have also had fantastic bosses that I would have walked over fiery coals for! Companies need to understand that the smartest person is not necessarily the best manager. Some individuals are better suited to thinking roles not managing roles.

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10/30/2015 | 3:41:45 PM
Re: Option D: All of the above
@sunita: Yes. True. Micromanaging bosses are worse than dictators. Once I had to redo my excel worksheets because the margin was off by one indent. I lost 2 days of my life. It wasn't a mistake, but it didn't sit well with the micromanager.
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10/30/2015 | 3:38:24 PM
Re: Option D: All of the above
Surprisingly enough, I have never had to endure years under a terrible boss. Our company had surprise visits from audits and other management bodies and more often than not they used to catch those horrible bosses red handed.
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10/30/2015 | 3:34:31 PM
Re: clue less boss
Clueless, this I agree with. But what if I tell you most bosses who are clueless are pretending and are terrible people at heart. I know about workplace politics and I have faced them fair and square when I was a junior.
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10/30/2015 | 3:32:40 PM
Re: Distance
@Sunita: I am a boss myself and by my own admission, I think I am a bad boss. It's not that I don't like communicating with my team but they are simply so dumb, they work by their own rules. I tried to correct them and now I have given up after 2 long years. Now they find fault in my work when they are at fault. Hence, a bad boss.
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10/30/2015 | 3:22:25 PM
Re: Distance
@whoopty: I believe that distance creates a communication gap that gets stronger if employees don't communicate with the boss. I had a project manager who used to keep in touch with every employee when he was out on a business trip.
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10/30/2015 | 3:20:32 PM
Re: clue less boss
@Nasimson: A clueless boss is even more dangerous, they are especially apathetic towards the workplace politics because they simply have zero clue about what is happening.
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10/30/2015 | 3:18:31 PM
Re: Distance
@kstaron: true. In my freelancing days I had a series of really bad bosses. They guaranteed me pay, and they generally used to pay me half than what was proposed and they negotiated the pay with me every month. I was well within my rights to ask for a raise but considering it was freelance and I was new to it, I didn't. Now I am a boss myself and give projects to freelancers and I make sure I'm not keeping them in the darkness.
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