Insubordination of employees – Advice??

posted 2 years ago in Career
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  • Post # 76
    2923 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I don’t know if I can add anything that hasn’t already been said, but I had a manager like you once.  He was promoted from within and became a completely different person once that manager title was slapped on him.  He became demanding, micromanaging and delegated his work to everyone else.  We would watch him sneak out early every day.  One of my coworkers started keeping track so we had some evidence when we met with upper management.  I’m leaving out a lot of details for space but he made our lives miserable.  Upper management had no idea he was like that and demoted him.  He left a few months later.

    A bad boss can really make your work life hell.  Put yourself in your employees’ shoes and think if you’d like to be treated the way you’ve treated them.

    Post # 77
    928 posts
    Busy bee

    anonmom86 :  Yup, especially since the OP has made 3000 posts on weddingbee…..

    Post # 79
    1062 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve been a manager as well. In the past when OT was required, I stayed and helped until it was completed. I was also salary. Sometimes you need to get in the trenches with your men. 

    Post # 80
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    Lily_of_the_valley :  In general – at all the corporate environments I’ve worked – it’s been frowned upon for manager’s to leave before direct reports. ESPECIALLY if we’re talking nights & weekends or special projects. I’ve had to legit beg coworkers to leave the office and they were saying “but so & so is here, I can’t leave yet!” – and I’m like “So & so is here because her daughter has a softball gave at 7:30pm and she’s waiting for her husband!”. On the flipside, I’ve had manager’s come up to ME while I was working late, and be like “Ok, it’s time to go, come on – walk out with me”. Sorry, I know you’re salaried but typically the REASON for being salaried is because you’re now expected to work later……

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