Originally Posted by ebmk3891
Not really sure who to ask, so I figure I'll give it a shot here since you're all the most level-headed people
He's a nice guy, but I just don't think i'd ever grab a beer with him. Am I overreacting?
So you are better than your direct boss. What else is new?
Unless you are fresh from college, most of us would in one way or in all ways, be better than the direct boss.
Unless you aim to get your direct boss fired and replace him, whats the point of ratting on him? What if he gets replaced by someone even shittier than before? Better the devil you know ...
Maybe your IT Director just wants someone to oversea you guys.
And your direct boss' qualifications to do so is some certs and a few years on you.
You should not neglect your direct boss may have 'soft skill' like man management etc even if he does not have the technical ability. Many CEOs are administrators and dont have the technical abilities in the industry.
But even if not and you are his superior in every way, thats just life.
If you cant stand it, you join another company or you start your own business.
You need to get some perspective and maturity about working life and its social dynamics.
If you are an eager beaver and want to have a good mentor to mentor you, unless the company already have one, the company will not move or fire your direct boss to hire one just for you.
Bitching about him or being a troublemaker would endear you to no one unless your direct boss is a crook.