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I'm having a problem with my new manager

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by ebmk3891, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Thanks - unfortunately, this company has a tendency to do that particularly on the development side. I was at a company for about 4 years and left ultimately because the company status was shaky. I took a job for 2 months before leaving because my manager was a blowhard. He was a very smart guy, but too much nagging. I had my doubts about how I'd work with him, but the recruiter I spoke with said he was a cool guy. Overall the recruiter was very honest about everything, but that last part.

    Fortunately, my friend hooked me up with this job and I would feel terrible about leaving here in a couple months. Not the brightest people, but it's pretty laid back. I never put the 2 month job on my resume, but I'd hate to have this job on there for less than a year.

    you sound like a bitch.
  2. tj100

    tj100 Senior member

    May 4, 2009
    If I were you, I would first demonstrate and then propose to the director that you are not the type that needs to be managed and can work effectively without direction.

    I don't really see how this works - everybody has to report to somebody. I think the OP just has an overly simplistic view of what his manager is supposed to be doing.
  3. RSS

    RSS Senior member

    Apr 1, 2008
    No.1 Nonsuch Place
    This is the main point of your post, IMO. You feel that he is not intelligent and offer up as proof the fact that he doesn't come from a webhosting background nor Windows server side. Intelligence is measured in more ways that one's knowledge in this area.

    his job isn't knowing more about your job than you, his job is managing. for whatever reason, management feels that he is suited to being your manager. he really doesn't have to know your job, or be very smart. if he can't manage you, that might be something else.

    Listen to these two.
  4. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

    Jan 31, 2009
    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 [​IMG]
    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.
  5. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

    Jan 6, 2010
    doing the grunt work, it's up to you to know the intricacies of your work. he just needs to know the basics.

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