Let’s face it: Managers can be annoying and, from time to time, you may be tempted to ignore their instructions. This is all completely logical, of course. Managers often haven’t done the job you’ve done—at least not for years—and you likely have insights that they lack. But, ignore managers at your own peril.
Managers Have Power Over You
Your manager may be a brilliant and skilled technician who can guide and direct you to do a better job. Or your manager might have zero experience in service. Most likely your manager is somewhere in the middle. Regardless, managers have power over you. They can influence (or simply choose) which assignments you get, what holidays you get off and when you get to take vacation. In other words, when you make her mad, you make your own life miserable.
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I wish I had a copy of this article to give to one of my old assistant manager who felt that since he had a few years more on the job that he was better qualified even though his former managers had rated his performance as marginal in performance. He was also one of those individuals who needed every holiday off and most of the weekends off. He even had to have paternity leave for 3 months. A good employee with potential will always shine in performance despite the new management.
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