The Struggle Of Dealing With Micromanagers

The Struggle Of Dealing With Micromanagers

It's not you, it's them!!

There is nothing more stressful than dealing with a micromanager for 40 hours a week.

For those who don't know the term, a "micromanager" is a supervisor that watches every move you make at your job and criticizes everything you do no matter how hard you try. Unfortunately there are thousands of these people in this world in supervisory positions. They are hired because they will do anything the company allows them to get away with in order to completely control their staff. Verbal abuse, humiliation, intimidation and threatening to fire on a daily basis are not below their moral standards. I worked for a micromanager for eight years.

I would come to work with a schedule in my mind of tasks that I wanted to accomplish that day. I would not even have my coat off and my supervisor would sabotage my schedule.She would ask me to do what SHE wanted me to do with no regard for what I considered to be important. She would ask me if I was done with my office work but then not allow me to be in the office or she would sit in the office and talk to me the entire time while I was trying to get my office work done.

Staff would consistently report one particular staff member whose patients consistently had bruises. I would state my concerns thinking that it would be investigated thoroughly. It would be ignored. My concerns always went by the wayside. The supervisor did not want me to get any positive recognition. The physical appearance of the garden boxes on the patio were the priority. Suddenly there was an immediate disciplinary action for the fact that the plants died due to the staff not watering them.The staff was too busy taking care of their patients. There were literally hundreds of incidents like this.

There is also extreme favoritism with working for a micro manager. In a field that is completely dominated by women, At my job, the males were favored. The males got the easier patients. There were lower expectations of them. The female staff were expected to have eyes in back of their heads at all times, while the male staff could talk on their cell phones. I was actually told that we "needed some testosterone to shake things up" when I asked why two males were hired when there were so many qualified female candidates interviewed for the same jobs. One of the men was an average worker. He would complete his tasks until the supervisor left for the day then he would go outside to talk on his cell phone leaving all of his patients to the female staff member that was on his shift.

The patients liked him but the liked all of the other female staff just as much. He was constantly praised for his performance My supervisor actually cried when he put his resignation in. I never saw her cry over anyone else.Meanwhile, I was highly praised by every family member that came to visit the patients and I was never acknowledged for that. Whenever someone came in that my supervisor liked, she would interrupt my conversation with them immediately and tell me to get back to work even though it was in my job description maintain a good rapport with visitors.

The only solution that I have for those working with a micromanager is to quit. They will never change no matter how well you do the job.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Trying to figure out what to do in life.


I never saw the crossroad

Where I could cross n' roam

Under an arch or dome. [1]

I just kept on the road

That was laid out,

Told to hold out

Till it pays out. [2]

Now I think its too late

Been walking too long,

Classes are all wrong

But masses too strong. [3]

So I follow with my head down

And chest up, succeeding cause

I'm too scared to fuck it up. [4]

But I have a need to lead,

Top-down and gears up

Leaving nothing to the dust.

But if I drop out, I'm a fuck up. [5]

Is it better to live and rust

Or drive till it busts

With trust you can find the way? [6]

[1] - Play on roam/Rome. Starts the poem by expressing the feeling of being trapped in my path in life. I felt like I never got the chance to figure out what I wanted to do.

[2] - I think a lot of it was I was following what people told me I should be doing.

[3] - I have a feeling that it is too late to change my course of life. I'm in a college for business, taking classes about business, and everyone around me wants to do business.

[4] - This is saying that even though I am not passionate about what I am doing I am still trying to succeed only because I'm scared of failing or quitting.

[5] - I want to leave and lead myself, do something where I'm not following but I don't know how to do that. This part starts a car reference, idk I've been watching Formula 1 on Netflix and its dope.

[6] - This is the question I've been asking myself, wondering if I should continue on with my path or follow my passion.

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