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Condescending Supervisor?

By Menace65 ·
My new(ish) supervisor came from a software development environment. Because of this, I thought she actually knew something about the technical world...boy, was I wrong! We had a very good Help Desk and I was one of the top performers, everyone comes to me when they have questions, and I have always come up with good ideas for making the Help Desk more productive (and life easier for the technicians). Well, talk about throwing a wrench into the works, this woman treats us not like the professionals we are, but like peons who need to be spoken to in the most condescending of ways. Even when she gives a comment, it's a backhanded one. She's "nice" when she wants to be, but in Help Desk meetings you would think she was someone completely different. She second guesses every idea, and if there is an issue with one of the technicians, she will ensure that we all get reamed for it... I have been trying to get out of the Help Desk (the work I do is actually systems administration and more project-based) but feel I'm stuck. There is another group I would like to join, and would make sense for me to be a . This is a great company, one that offers not only 401K but a pension, and I make a good salary, but I'm finding that I'm losing my passion and caring for the job. I really don't want to leave, so I'm just trying to figure out how to keep my sanity and not become a whiner like one of my co-workers. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you.

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Guess you never got that promotion

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Condescending Supervisor?

reeks of it.

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Huh?

by Menace65 In reply to Guess you never got that ...

What promotion? Don't need/want a promotion, just an environment that's conducive to team work and support... Guess that's too much to ask for without seeming like I'm being ungrateful.

Oh, and btw, sarcasm does not constitute a helpful suggestion.

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The "G Man"

by cmiller5400 In reply to Huh?

The "G Man" tends to be snarky; just ignore he/she/it.

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Ignore button set to "ON".

by Menace65 In reply to The "G Man"
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Why bother, you are never here anyway

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Ignore button set to "ON" ...

There are also 64 other Menace's that come before you to worry about.

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Awww, shucks.....

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to The "G Man"

Snarky

March 26, 2007 Urban Word of the Day

A witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism. Usually accepted as a complimentary term.

also

Any language that contains quips or comments containing sarcastic or satirical witticisms intended as blunt irony. Usually delivered in a manner that is somewhat abrupt and out of context and intended to stun and amuse.

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Or even ...

by Bizzo In reply to Awww, shucks.....

1. Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
2. Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/snarky

;-)

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Like mine better :-)

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Or even ...
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by cmiller5400 In reply to Like mine better :-)
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by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Huh?

was posted as a question (looking for an answer are you not?) you would recieve the answers you perhaps are looking for.

As it was posted as a discussion, the door is open to any and all comments.

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