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  • #2191083

    ever wonder ??

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    by rolloverman ·

    ever wonder whats its like to be on the other side of the desk and making decisions heck were doing iot for them so they can get paid for our work

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    • #3045597

      the end is near i can see it

      by rolloverman ·

      In reply to ever wonder ??

      we did away with our help desk got to cluttered up on our side so we put a out to lauch sign on it but we dont have a use no more for one now were all been replace my a dam automated program well atleast now we have time to consider how to make something go wrong and blame the boss

      • #3114375

        Writing skills (or lack thereof)

        by m_a_r_k ·

        In reply to the end is near i can see it

        Have you ever heard of something called a ‘period’?

      • #3119343

        communication

        by yeswings ·

        In reply to the end is near i can see it

        is the responsibility of the person writting or talking. When i try to read your writting it makes me think, “I would not want to depend on you to do my work for me.”

    • #3045540

      Laugh riot

      by jamesrl ·

      In reply to ever wonder ??

      I once made the mistake of telling my boss during a review that I didn’t want her job. It was too bureacractic. I liked to work for a living, I said.

      Having a keen sense of humour, she paid me back big time. When she began to plan for the first vacation in years, three weeks away, she made me her acting manager. Her boss treated me exactly as he treated her – very demanding and results oriented. It was quite a headspin.

      I worked very very hard. More than 10 years later, and now a manager of a team, I still remember how hard they drove me – and not to prove a point.

      It was the best training and learning experience I’ve been through.

      James

    • #3045472

      Ever wonder?

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to ever wonder ??

      Ever wonder if your writing, spelling, punctuation, and typing skills were better, could you be on the other side of the desk making decisions and getting paid while others do your work?

      • #3115828

        heck no

        by rolloverman ·

        In reply to Ever wonder?

        why would i want to be in his shoes like i really want to be insulted by his boss . his boss is alway griping at him to get his paper work done or when he screws up sorry dont need the distraction (hoping for my truck driving school to start i need more money)

        • #3136827

          Being a little naive, aren’t you?

          by it mgr/packer fan ·

          In reply to heck no

          You haven’t the communication skills or ability to see the total picture- and until you develop them, you could never be a manager or director. As an IT manager, I work just as hard as my staff- though my work is not the same kind. I am STILL expected to keep up my level of technical expertise, while also running through the minefields that the executives, users, and people like YOU lay out there for me! I have a very loyal staff, with one exception– one fellow who has an attitude JUST like yours, that thinks I do nothing but take credit for HIS work. Take off your blinders, clean up your grammar, and be part of the solution– not part of the problem. And if you continue to be disgruntled– you certainly must know where the door is, by now, don’t you?

        • #3137548

          Frankly and

          by v_man ·

          In reply to Being a little naive, aren’t you?

          sustinctly stated.

        • #3124458

          How can you be a respected manager/director if…

          by rayjeff ·

          In reply to Being a little naive, aren’t you?

          the staff that workds under you think and feel that you don’t respect them? How can you be a respected manager/director by taking credit for every single thing in your section or department and had nothing to do with it at all? How can you be respected by others in the organization when your image isn’t the best?

          “As an IT manager, I work just as hard as my staff- though my work is not the same kind. I am STILL expected to keep up my level of technical expertise, while also running through the minefields that the executives, users, and people like YOU lay out there for me”
          Your sentence proves that it’s totally impossible for the manager/director to take credit for any and every project. Yet some directors/managers feel that they must project that image to the world when it’s not true. Is it that hard to give credit were credit is due? Why even pretend when you know that you don’t even have the necessary technical knowledge that someone else does, but still claim credit?

          So again I ask, how can a manager/director be respected? Of course everyone won’t be in agreement with that person. But, they should at least be respected by fellow co-workers.

      • #3114377

        I choose not to be

        by jck ·

        In reply to Ever wonder?

        I won’t take a job where reaching the profit estimate is more important than loyalty to your workforce who has earned you everything you have.

        Always amazed me that a CEO could make the decision to lay off hundreds rather than cut his bonus/salary and save those jobs.

        I won’t go behind the desk, unless I have absolute carte blanche, i.e.- I own the company outright.

    • #3124450

      His job is to make you do your job

      by road-dog ·

      In reply to ever wonder ??

      so if you are doing his job, then you aren’t doing your job, which means that you’re not making yourself do your job which means that you really not doing his job!…..so you’re fired!

      BTW… anybody got any medical advice? I just sprained my cerebral cortex!

    • #3197138

      Sorry about the posting 3x

      by rayjeff ·

      In reply to ever wonder ??

      I didn’t know the post was posted 2 more times. Sorry everybody.

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