Quantcast

Being a manager ain't easy...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MMike, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

    Rep/Likes:
    61 / 84
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Messages:
    18,261
    Location:
    just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
    Any other managers out there?

    It likely wouldn't be prudent to post specifics.

    Putting up with peoples' BS is quite trying at times. I knew it would be part of the job...but I wasn't really counting on this.

    But holy crap why can't people grow the EFF up?? (and it has to be bad if I'M complaining about maturity levels)
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Wingnut

    Wingnut Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    10 / 89
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,410
    Location:
    Sorry, I'm Canadian ..sorry...
    It's in the works. 1 of 2 of us here will become manager. I hear I'm the favorite, only because of experiance in the trade....
     
  3. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    131 / 1,362
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,749
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
    I am a manager with 26 direct reports.

    I'll not complain about my team as I hired all but 2 of them ( I'm just hoping that you really do learn a lot from your mistakes... )
     
  4. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    2,410
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    At least you are there to put up with the BS. I only see my manager 30 minutes a week and that 30 minutes is him trying to cover his ass for not taking care of problems that have been brought to him.
     
  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    131 / 1,362
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,749
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
    Experience in "the trade" can be very helpful... :twitch:
     
  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

    Rep/Likes:
    154 / 1,410
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    29,096
    Location:
    MTB New England
    *raises hand*

    I've got 10 people that report to me.

    What kind of people BS are you referring to? Your staff, or BS from other managers?
     
  7. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

    Rep/Likes:
    2 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,072
    Location:
    Tejas
  8. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

    Rep/Likes:
    61 / 84
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Messages:
    18,261
    Location:
    just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
    I'm trying....I've only got 8. I only hired 1 of them. But he's good. Working out really well.

    And yes. I'm trying hard to learn from my mistakes.....well... as soon as I make one. I'm always right.
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    21,033
    Location:
    Denver
    That's my situation as well. :disgust1:


    I've been a manager at a few jobs. It's alright.
     
  10. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 281
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,458
    Location:
    the middle east of NY
    I'm a Coordinator/Manager/Team Leader/blah blah blah blah for a human service organization. Circumstance depending, I supervise 10-26 people....interesting mix, too. I have some good stories but a whole lot of pain as well...

    ...like when my crazy Secretary was about to be fired so for kicks she calls the NY State Attorney general stating that we committed Medicaid fraud.....they descended on us like vultures. Well, 4 years later, they found no fraud, and she was protected under whistle blower status!
     
  11. Wingnut

    Wingnut Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    10 / 89
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,410
    Location:
    Sorry, I'm Canadian ..sorry...
    ROFL!!




    :stosh:


    +rep
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    446 / 2,841
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,193
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    Like everyone else, they also hate MMike.
     
  13. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

    Rep/Likes:
    61 / 84
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Messages:
    18,261
    Location:
    just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
    I give, very deserved, approval for this post
     
  14. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 109
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,297
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    my mother is a manager, has 700something people report to her. and she is a quite the pain in the ass job-wise.
    i guess that has to do with with why ii dont like 9-5 jobs.
     
  15. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    131 / 1,362
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,749
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
    I dont hate teh Mmike...
     
  16. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

    Rep/Likes:
    61 / 84
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Messages:
    18,261
    Location:
    just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
    I must spread rep around.
     
  17. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 5
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    8,894
    Location:
    Deep in the heart of TEXAS
    No need to. I hate him enough for both of us. :D
     
  18. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    446 / 2,841
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,193
    Location:
    Sleazattle

    You do, you just don't realize it yet. At some point in the future you will have an epiphany and your long suppressed hate will blossom. It is a universal constant, you can deny it, you can ignore it but you can not change the truth.
     
  19. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

    Rep/Likes:
    175 / 1,551
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    29,111
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I was a pseudo-manager at my last job and hated it because I came into the company at that level and immediately pissed most everybody off. I have a high level of expectations and I had very little control over the entire operation, so I ended up stepping on toes trying to do my job.
     
  20. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    yes, but only have 3.

    my bigger issue is that my comangers let their staff get away with all sorts of crap, I just did the tardy report for all 50 of the staff.

    One employee had 178 lates in '07 ! (and she has the latest shift -9:15a-6p)

    Would you keep someone that had 178 lates in a year?
     
  21. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 350
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,047
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    I'm a production/shipping manager for a roof and floor truss manufacturer. Last week, I had 18 people that I looked after, this week, it's 10. We had to downsize due to the shrinking building industry, and we're losing two more today due to immigration issues. I've had as many as 26, with 6 of 'em on 2nd shift--which I had to also take time out of what I was doing to check on several times throughout the night. I like the action, so I'm not bitchin', but it can get a bit much during the times when it doesn't let up on you like what I described. I think the worst part of being in this position is having to let people go--wether they deserved it or whatever other circumstances, it's never good to have to be the guy to drop the hammer. I think my bosses use me as the assassin because I'm younger than they are and are less likely to get the place shot up by an angry, recently-jobless bandito, than if it's coming from them. :blah:
     
  22. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

    Rep/Likes:
    154 / 1,410
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    29,096
    Location:
    MTB New England
    It depends. Pics?
     
  23. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 350
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,047
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    Oh man....you'd be surprised at what we keep. :huh:
     
  24. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride


    out of the 35 women here, I'd rank her as 2nd hotest.
    Well, depending on her outfit - some days, I'd say tied for 1st.
     
  25. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    446 / 2,841
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,193
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    I work with a dude that hasn't put in a full 8 hours all year and probably hasn't shown up at least 8 days so far this year. His boss is a Canadian so it is safe to assume the pussy will never do anything about it.
     
  26. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    131 / 1,362
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,749
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
    You have to, by not addressing her tardiness in a timely manner your management team has allowed her performance to become an acceptable standard of conduct.

    The issue of tardiness will have to be addressed for 2007 with a clear communication of what the company standard and expectations will be for 2008.
     
  27. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
    Staff Member

    Rep/Likes:
    17 / 25
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    Messages:
    24,680
    Location:
    behind the viewfinder
    178 instances of being late IN ONE YEAR?

    she's got photos of someone w/ PSP's goats.


    my group is about 46. right now it's performance review time, and it's tedious.
     
  28. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

    Rep/Likes:
    154 / 1,410
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    29,096
    Location:
    MTB New England
    Midget and narlus, you guys have a lot of people reporting to you. Are you director or VP level?
     
  29. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride

    No idea if her mngr writes her up or not, our policy is 4 allowed late's per month.



    plus if you are up to 9 minutes late, it doesnt count as a late.

    hot or not, if she was under me she'd be gone
     
  30. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    446 / 2,841
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,193
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    Ice T feels your pain

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man

    Take a look at me, everything I own's iced out
    Manage baby, you can see my wrists with the lights out
    This is how I do it, mad bitches and clothes
    Godfather baby, only play to my rogues
    Step back, hater make a little room for my hoes
    Gators on my feet, take a look at my toes
    Money is the reason all the real players know that
    Godfather lays punks to rest
    He got no chance up against the best
    I rocks in the East and I rolls in the West
    If you don't dig the managin I could really care less
    cause it's, pimp or die, pimp or die baby

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man [repeat 3X]
    managin ain't managin ain't easy..

    G-O-D, F-A-T-H-E-R
    Hoes start runnin when they see my car
    Even though I'ma pro wrestling star
    they know I, don't play and I gotta get paid
    Everything I wear baby's tailor made
    I come into your town and go off like a grenade
    And anyone who steps on the mat they get laid
    Let me manage or let me die that's the game I chose
    Condos, speedboats, and beautiful hoes
    Cartier wristwear, furs and gold
    And mad cash baby too much to fold
    cause it's, pimp or die, pimp or die baby

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    BIG managin JUMPIN OFF!

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    GODFATHER's IN THE HOUSE, BITCH!

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    managin ain't managin ain't easy..
    Break yourself bitch!
    ..

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    managin ain't managin ain't - manage or die baby

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    GRAB YO BITCHES!

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    BIG managin JUMPIN OFF!

    managin ain't managin ain't easy man
    GRAB YO BITCHES!
     
  31. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Messages:
    8,173
    Location:
    Up sh*t creek, without a paddle
    To what? The "No-tell Mo-tel"??!
     
  32. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    7,797
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I'd like to kick my mgr. in the teeth. Keep that in mind all you so-called "leaders".
     
  33. spocomptonrider

    spocomptonrider sportin' the CROCS

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 12
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,337
    Location:
    spokanistan
    :clapping:
     
  34. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 281
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    6,458
    Location:
    the middle east of NY
    You, Sir, are obviously not a team player! :imstupid:
     
  35. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    131 / 1,362
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,749
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
    The answer is no.
     
  36. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

    Rep/Likes:
    61 / 84
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Messages:
    18,261
    Location:
    just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
    Well I now find myself saying and doing things (in pointy haired manager style), that I never thought I'd do when I was a "lowly designer". There sometimes a method to the madness....
     
  37. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    446 / 2,841
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,193
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    My manager is an ego maniacal psychopath I too would like to kick him in the teeth. He made me a manager, in title alone. No one works for me. He thought that like him the ego stroking would make me happy doing a horrible project.
     
  38. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    well, there was the day she said told me that night she was going to be at her girlfriends (my neighbors) house for a sex toy party :shocked:
     
  39. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    446 / 2,841
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,193
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    The only management experience I've had is managing surly organized crime union types. I kind of prefer that environment where you can tell a subordinate to go **** themselves. But you had to be careful as if you didn't keep a certain level of respect and you cross the line someone would beat the crap out of you in the parking lot.
     
  40. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,718
    Location:
    Colorado
    Does your work environment mimic that of the "Office"?