And you thought you had it bad

September 17, 2009, 4:05 AM PST | Length: 131


In this week's video, we explore a task list from the world's worst micromanager.

7 comments
r39hive
r39hive

I have a manager who is very micromanaging. I am not sure how to handle her. She thinks I am not technically qualified for the position when she knows that I am over qualified for the job. She is intimidated when I go tell her something that is not done right. Infact, I was asked a question in the interview by another VP who said "What if your boss is wrong? What will you do?" So, I told him that "I can be honest about it, but if my boss does not listen, then I will have to let it go, since it is ultimately the bosse's decision". This manager is really not understanding what a Systems Administrators role is and gives me a hard time.

santeewelding
santeewelding

Appear not understanding of punctuation and, perhaps, that how you see your inflated self is not how others may see you, including me.

santeewelding
santeewelding

The ending smile. Or, smirk.

herlizness
herlizness

I didn't notice any smirks ... but I couldn't help but notice how many different looks Toni has in the videos ... in over-all appearance I mean (and they work well, Toni)

herlizness
herlizness

Hi Toni, Just wanted to leave a short note here to say "good job" on the videos ... all informative, sane, reasonable and pragmatic ... nice to hear .. Keep up the good work! Liz

toni.bowers
toni.bowers moderator

I'm glad you're finding the videos informative. And you're right--there are a lot of different looks! I didn't think about it until I looked back. I think I'm trying to find a hair style that "works."

jck
jck

The "looks" and the videos. Ya know, Toni. I wanna take videos like these to my boss (although he's not *that* bad of a micromanager), and say "WATCH THEM NOW!" lol I really like the series. It puts common sense out there for managers to grasp that some of them have no concept of using. Big thumbs up from me :)