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My new manager

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Leehaa, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    He's great!

    He's one of those "understanding" managers someone was talking about the other day!

    Been a bit ill over the last couple of days - upset stomach.

    I asked if it was ok to work from home and he was totally fine with it. I think he's even taken on more than his fair share as I haven't really had that much to deal with.

    This makes it great for tomorrow as I have booked the day off, but rather than starting it tired and poorly, I'm going to be relaxed and happy! :D

    I am actually looking forward to going back in on Thursday too! He has this white board and is like a personal tutor and has been teaching me loads of handy bits about our network - it's really funny and certainly helps put things into my head more than just reading would :D

    I love it there (well, maybe love is a little over the top, but I certainly look forward to going into work again!!)

    Lee
     
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  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Glad to hear that your manager is an understanding type and that you're enjoying work. To be honest most managers that know what they're about display that type of right attitude:)
     
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  3. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Thank you. You are right, but it's such a relief to finally have this - don't get me wrong, the manager at that other company I started at was great - really lovely too, but the company didn't feel right. Now the company and the manager are probably the closest to meeting my criteria as i'll ever get! :D
     
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  4. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Sounds really good.
    Many people don't get a great manager or a great company, but you found them both together.

    Good to see you're enjoying it.
     
  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    A job you enjoy makes ***all*** the difference in the world. Why settle for less? :thumbleft
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    To be a truley great company you need great managers, the two must come hand in hand
    without great managers you will never be a great company to your employees!

    Well done on hitting gold Leah :)
     
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  7. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Thank you - it's such a relief!!
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I also agree with the rest in regards to having quality management. My manager is great too, understanding, helps me out with work and learning about our network, etc. It makes working a lot more pleasant.
     
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  9. NightWalker

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    It’s a shame so many numpties get promoted in some companies, just because they have been there years or whatever (or to keep them from buggering stuff up, only so much damage you can do in an office shuffling paperwork around!). A good manager makes a place worth working in and helps get the best from you, a bad manager makes you want to work somewhere else....

    Glad you found the right place for you Lee' :)
     
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  10. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Glad you really love the place you are working at. You have earned it. Your manager sounds great. :)
     
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  11. nugget
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    I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying yourself Lee.:biggrin
     
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