Pe@rson
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Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:52 pm

One of my two managers annoys me greatly: she always criticises and never praises and there's an atmosphere around her which is not conjucive to motivating staff and being friendly, happy and productive. Her husband, another manager, is somewhat similar, although he's more abrubt - even to customers. And then there's the bloke who's one above me: he changes from being happy to downright moody quicker than I can blow my nose. He's annoying too and must always be the centre of attention. He likes to take the mick out of people but doesn't like it when others (i.e. me) does it to him. Fool. Do you like your managers?
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:54 pm

Could it possibly be that YOU might be the problem  Wink
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:55 pm

conjucive - Should be "conducive" Big grin

Ah, education, a wonderful thing!

I wouldn't dare criticise my wonderful managers, they do a superb job and are always right.  duck 

Now can I have my pills nurse?  grumpy 

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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:56 pm

Pack it in and be your own boss, Pe@rson. Become an Avon lady Big grin
 
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:56 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
Could it possibly be that YOU might be the problem

Me? Pah! I'm always happy and friendly. Actually, perhaps you're right - perhaps I need to be able to change from happy to moody very quickly, deliver bad customer helping, and so on.  Big grin
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:58 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 2):
conjucive - Should be "conducive"

Ah, education, a wonderful thing!

Haha! That was deliberate.  Smile

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 3):
Pack it in and be your own boss, Pe@rson. Become an Avon lady

I hear that our dear Skidmarks will, after marrying JPG, become an Avon lady - and he'll wear a skirt and make-up, too.
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:02 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Her husband, another manager

This is your problem... you are not a family member, therefore you are screwed... try to find a non incestious company to work for... good luck.
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:02 pm

I could not agree with you more.

My boss is an inept moron. I don't know how he got promoted. I have a few theories but they would definately be found offensive by most.

It's pretty bad when I have to take care of most things and answer his questions. It's even worse when his boss knows it and doesn't do anything.
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:03 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Me? Pah! I'm always happy and friendly. Actually, perhaps you're right - perhaps I need to be able to change from happy to moody very quickly, deliver bad customer helping, and so on.

Exactly. Enough of this happy eager to please, young, new in the job, work ethic. Give it another year there, you'll soon learn Big grin
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:04 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 6):
Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Her husband, another manager

This is your problem... you are not a family member, therefore you are screwed...

Maybe he wants to screw her and is just jealous  Silly
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:06 pm

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 7):
My boss is an inept moron. I don't know how he got promoted.

He got promoted BECAUSE he is an inept moron. If he was any good at his job, they'd have kept him doing his job. As he was useless they promoted him to be a manager where he wouldn't have to do any of the real important work  Wink
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:07 pm

Promotion usually arises from being a good arse licker. You kiss enough bums,you riste, meterorically to the top.
 
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:10 pm

What?? Kill my Boss? Do I dare live the American dream??

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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:12 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Managers Must Be Murdered

Let me guess, you work for the United States Postal Service!
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:12 pm

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 11):
Promotion usually arises from being a good arse licker. You kiss enough bums,you riste, meterorically to the top.

You should be the PM by now, then.  Big grin
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:13 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I hear that our dear Skidmarks will, after marrying JPG, become an Avon lady - and he'll wear a skirt and make-up, too.

You go to the same clubs as I do then? Big grin

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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:14 pm

Yes but Pe@rson, I do it literally not metaphorically Big grin
 
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:15 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 15):
You go to the same clubs as I do then?

I go to the youth clubs. 'Nuff said.  Silly
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:15 pm

What industry are you in?

In my limited real world working experience I have found that managers (or whatever other title you want to give them) can vary wildly. During a brief stint in the world of retail sales while in grad school some of my managers just made me go "whaaaaaa?"

I had one manager, that no matter how reasonable a request, you ALWAYS walked away from him thinking that he was the biggest arsehole in the world.

I had another that was always buddy-buddy with me. Always thanked me for "helping out" that day, as if I was there just for altruistic reasons and not the paycheck.

There was another that was a chronic complainer and didn't do shit all day. Actually there were quite a few that did very little.


And as is the case in retail, there was a steady stream of low-level managers in and out of that place. On occassion we'd get one that assumed everyone was a complete idiot and didn't know what they were doing. Despite the fact that most of us were pretty good at our jobs and had more in-store experience than the manager.

But I am saddened to say that it really doesn't improve. You get the same mix of good, bad, and so-so supervisors in higher level jobs.
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:16 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 15):
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I hear that our dear Skidmarks will, after marrying JPG, become an Avon lady - and he'll wear a skirt and make-up, too.

You go to the same clubs as I do then?

That'll be the one JGP does his drag act at then ?? Big grin
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:18 pm

Leave the old buggers alone! The club they go to is called Gala and its a bingo club.
 
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:19 pm

Too bad you couldn't fine some dirt on them, like kinky sexual beheavor on or off the job or finding out they are lying about their budgets, or work being done or stealing from the company. A little extortion can go a long way. You may not have to do anything. If they are a bad enough boss, they will piss off the wrong person at work or a key customer someday and their butts will be kicked into the streets - God works in mysterous ways.
 
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RE: Managers Must Be Murdered

Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:22 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 21):
Too bad you couldn't fine some dirt on them, like kinky sexual beheavor on or off the job or finding out they are lying about their budgets, or work being done or stealing from the company. A little extortion can go a long way.

Yes James you mentioned that there were a husband and wife bosses and a guy above them. Now catch the woman with the big boss, or better still the husband with the big boss, and things should get much better for you Big grin
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