‘She didn’t know what she was looking at’: Manager wants to fire this employee but regrets it after she proves truly incompetent
A terrible boss can sap your energy and excitement, even when you’re doing something you love. land in the sky knows well.
Not long ago, they joined a startup as data analysts and at first everything seemed fine, but as time went on, it turned out that the managers were incompetent idiots only interested in their own success. It turns out.
However, as explained by LandInTheSky, Posting to r/MaliciousComplianceIn the end, the workers had the last laugh.
No matter how much you love your job, if your boss is bad, it will be hell on earth
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This data analyst experienced it
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Bad managers cause a lot of problems for the companies that employ them
This story is a great illustration of the old adage that people don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses. in fact, 1 in 2 employees At one point in their career, they left a position just to get away from it.
But even if the employee doesn’t resign, the effects of bad management can have a negative impact on the company.
For example, more people will quit quietly — people who do the bare minimum and are mentally disconnected from their work (which is a problem, because many positions today don’t allow you to collaborate with your colleagues). This is because it requires a certain amount of special effort to meet the customer’s needs).
Quiet quitters make up at least 50% of the U.S. workforce — probably more, Gallup found.
U.S. employee engagement will slip further in Q2 2022, with 32% of employees still engaged, but 18% of employees not actively engaged Increased. The ratio of engaged to disengaged employees is now 1.8 to 1, the lowest in almost a decade.
Overall declines are related to clarity of expectations, opportunities for learning and growth, caring, and connection to organizational mission and purpose, indicating a growing disconnect between employees and employers. increase.
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And unfortunately they are pretty common
“Most people have had the experience of working with incompetent, or at least unhelpful, people.” Said Founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute, Becoming a Resonant Leader: Increasing Emotional Intelligence, Renewing Relationships, and Maintaining Effectiveness.
Unfortunately manager incompetence is very common. McKee says it’s because too many companies promote people for the wrong reasons.
Some people succeed because they demonstrate results or have the right technical skills, but often they don’t have the necessary interpersonal skills.
Leaving the company, as LandInTheSky did, is an option for any disgruntled employee, but it’s not the only one. Here are some principles to remember when deciding on a course of action:
- Be empathetic with your boss and the pressure they may be under.
- Create psychological boundaries around work so that your boss’s incompetence doesn’t negatively affect your health and well-being.
- Focus on the broader interests of your organization and what you can do to contribute.
please do not
- Try to point out in every possible way that your boss is incompetent.
- Unless you’re aware of the potential repercussions, go to your boss’s boss.
- If none of the coping strategies work, be patient. Know when you need to move out.
Before you can declare your boss to be utterly useless, you need to reassess your own biases and better understand what you’re seeing.
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