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post #46 of 73
Working 7 days is absolutely to be expected as are 12-14 hour days in the stretch but chaining people to their desks is a bit much.
post #47 of 73
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Right. Again, not asking for a three day weekend her. Just a few hours of personal time now and then.

We've decided to just go ahead and do our thing. I have a feeling he will stop micromanaging prettty soon. And he won't fire us, they've invested a lot of time, money and training in us over the months. Actually he doesn't have the power to fire us and I've LBJ'd (established a close friendship w/an older more powerful individual) the boss's senior advisor.
post #48 of 73
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Right. Again, not asking for a three day weekend her. Just a few hours of personal time now and then.

We've decided to just go ahead and do our thing. I have a feeling he will stop micromanaging prettty soon. And he won't fire us, they've invested a lot of time, money and training in us over the months. Actually he doesn't have the power to fire us and I've LBJ'd (established a close friendship w/an older more powerful individual) the boss's senior advisor.

I'm sure you've BJ'd the older more powerful individual...
post #49 of 73
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Right. Again, not asking for a three day weekend her. Just a few hours of personal time now and then.

We've decided to just go ahead and do our thing. I have a feeling he will stop micromanaging prettty soon. And he won't fire us, they've invested a lot of time, money and training in us over the months. Actually he doesn't have the power to fire us and I've LBJ'd (established a close friendship w/an older more powerful individual) the boss's senior advisor.

....with jelly or syrup???
post #50 of 73
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Right. Again, not asking for a three day weekend her. Just a few hours of personal time now and then.

We've decided to just go ahead and do our thing. I have a feeling he will stop micromanaging prettty soon. And he won't fire us, they've invested a lot of time, money and training in us over the months. Actually he doesn't have the power to fire us and I've LBJ'd (established a close friendship w/an older more powerful individual) the boss's senior advisor.

post #51 of 73
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can you imagine if he joined the army "guys the mcdonalds tent doesnt have air conditioning, wut 2 do"
Lulz aside, I'm with Manton. Stop being a doormat Mike and speak up for yourself.
post #52 of 73
Going around your supervisor is a big mistake no matter how close a relationship you have with a senior staff member.

The reputation you will get for breaching the chain of command is much worse than having to work everyday until November.
post #53 of 73
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Going around your supervisor is a big mistake no matter how close a relationship you have with a senior staff member.

The reputation you will get for breaching the chain of command is much worse than having to work everyday until November.

Seriously. What a bunch of pussies.
post #54 of 73
Here are your options:

1. You grow a pair and say something. Things change or don't change. You adapt based on the situation and either stick it out or find other employment.
2. You talk about this supervisor behind his back until the unrest grows to a fever pitch. One day you or another cohort snaps at him, and you possibly give someone the grounds to fire you. Or you just keep all of the rage pent up inside and have a heart attack at 30.

Either way, if you're going to stick it through, get something in writing that says "hey, I worked under unreasonable conditions, but you're giving me a full time gig once this is over, or at least a glowing recommendation".
post #55 of 73
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That is what I have been leaning towards, mainly because I don't want to sound whiny, and because I don't want to make them hesitate about helping me with a job later on.

I don't get OT.

Then don't whine. Most people that have good careers have done this sort of thing in the past. It's only for 2 months so you'll live.

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i bet he's going to use this as an excuse to go back to eating large fries all the time

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I'm sure you've BJ'd the older more powerful individual...

This thread delivers the lulz.
post #56 of 73
This is why there are so many people who go from campaigns to law school. It's really the perfect training ground for law school and the grind of large law firms. You get used to working 7 days a week and sleeping on floors.
post #57 of 73
it's cutting into conne's time writing fake posts about girls he will never fuck.
post #58 of 73
Just consider yourself a hardcore roadie for a huge geek. It's all about perspective.
post #59 of 73
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Just consider yourself a hardcore roadie for a huge geek. It's all about perspective.

QFT.


Being on a campaign should be like being on a rock tour to you. If that's not what it feels like, political science is most likely not your field.
post #60 of 73
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Going around your supervisor is a big mistake no matter how close a relationship you have with a senior staff member.

The reputation you will get for breaching the chain of command is much worse than having to work everyday until November.

Not neccesarily the case. It depends on how good a relationship he has with the senior manager. In my last job, I was in this same dynmaic where my immediate supervisor cared very little for me, but her boss loved me. I got promoted and my immediate supervisor was transfered to Flagstaff AZ. However, I never complained to the senior manager about my direct boss. I just worked my butt off and she saw my accomplishments despite what my supervisor was telling her. Right before my supervisor was transfered out of our office the boss came and told me that she knew exactly what was going on and that she had my back.
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