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    How is your boss?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/business/13hire.html

    Do you respect him? Do you get along? People management skills is an asset to any manager.

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    He's a complete and utter turd. Makes me work long hours and doesn't feed me enough. *looks in mirror*

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    not really, but he has some skills better than me, the rest are not so good ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    He's a complete and utter turd. Makes me work long hours and doesn't feed me enough. *looks in mirror*
    This. So much this.
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    My boss is a pretty cool guy. And no, I'm totally NOT just saying that because he lurks around WHT too....

    (peeks over shoulder)
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    I have a great boss! You have to!

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    I'm lucky to have a great boss, great people skills, excellent project manager, terrible technical skills, luckily he acknowledges this weakness and doesn't attempt to pretend like he understands some of the deeper technical stuff.
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    In Finance/Accounting you get bosses that don't want to see you succeed, throw you under the bus, tell you one thing and then sell you out for it 1 minute later. However, my boss is the man. If i'm working late, he stays to help finish anything in a timely, efficient manner. If I need to leave early, take time off with short notice he has no problems at all. Granted we're a large S&P, Fortune 500 company and have a large department ... he's still good to work for. I don't mind staying late if he needs me too.

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    "In Finance/Accounting you get bosses that don't want to see you succeed, throw you under the bus, tell you one thing and then sell you out for it 1 minute later. However, my boss is the man. If i'm working late, he stays to help finish anything in a timely, efficient manner. If I need to leave early, take time off with short notice he has no problems at all. Granted we're a large S&P, Fortune 500 company and have a large department ... he's still good to work for. I don't mind staying late if he needs me too."

    It is sad to say that this is amazing. Very few people anymore are able to get a boss this good. You should be very proud to be working for a company like that. I hope my employees see me that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    In Finance/Accounting you get bosses that don't want to see you succeed, throw you under the bus, tell you one thing and then sell you out for it 1 minute later. However, my boss is the man. If i'm working late, he stays to help finish anything in a timely, efficient manner. If I need to leave early, take time off with short notice he has no problems at all. Granted we're a large S&P, Fortune 500 company and have a large department ... he's still good to work for. I don't mind staying late if he needs me too.
    I work as a business analyst for a bank. My boss is secretive. He will ask me to pull data but would not involve me in his analysis. It is understandable if the boss doesn't want to see you/me succeed because they want it for themselves. How does it look if the employee reporting to him is contributing more?

    If he is secretive, I will be secretive to him too. Since I own the data, I understand the data better, and I can do my analysis and bypass him by reporting to senior management.

    It just sucks that we are not working as a team.

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    MY boss is the best!! (can I get a raise now??)

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    my boss... all he does is sit on his ass and delegates... gets a little annoying :@

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellind2 View Post
    I work as a business analyst for a bank. My boss is secretive. He will ask me to pull data but would not involve me in his analysis. It is understandable if the boss doesn't want to see you/me succeed because they want it for themselves. How does it look if the employee reporting to him is contributing more?

    If he is secretive, I will be secretive to him too. Since I own the data, I understand the data better, and I can do my analysis and bypass him by reporting to senior management.

    It just sucks that we are not working as a team.
    I don't think you should withold from your boss ...remember at the end of the day he gets last say. I have a direct report to two Financial Manager (obviously 1 is my true, direct boss), but they're both awesome. The more questions I ask the more confident they feel. They've allowed some of my cost / benefit analysis roll all the way up to the CFO of our profit center. They even acknowledge that I addressed the issue, found the solution with minor modifications by them (which is true they did help) but they are always looking to benefit me it seems. It's great and if I told you the company name, you'd be shocked

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    My boss is a really cool down to earth guy. I think we will keep him around for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan - Limestone View Post
    My boss is a really cool down to earth guy. I think we will keep him around for a while.
    Usually the bosses keep you around ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    I don't think you should withold from your boss ...remember at the end of the day he gets last say. I have a direct report to two Financial Manager (obviously 1 is my true, direct boss), but they're both awesome. The more questions I ask the more confident they feel. They've allowed some of my cost / benefit analysis roll all the way up to the CFO of our profit center. They even acknowledge that I addressed the issue, found the solution with minor modifications by them (which is true they did help) but they are always looking to benefit me it seems. It's great and if I told you the company name, you'd be shocked
    To climb the corporate ladder, an employee not only has to work hard but also play office politics. Do you agree? How is your work place like?

    Yes, I will heed your advice, don't with-hold anything from my boss; but like you I am reporting to two person, one is Head of Credit Risk, the other is team leader of analytics team. It is good that your boss gives you credit. It sucks when they don't.

    So I am thinking to submit my analysis to both of them, and even share it with our front-line business heads. Currently everything I do is channeled through the team leader.

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    My boss always think to increase his business and is less careful for employees benefits. He also not allows HR policies that help to employees but introduces HR policies favorable to companies.

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    He is calm, quiet silent person and has a lot of patience he never scold anyone in his life, he gives respect to all such a nice person my boss

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellind2 View Post
    To climb the corporate ladder, an employee not only has to work hard but also play office politics. Do you agree? How is your work place like?

    Yes, I will heed your advice, don't with-hold anything from my boss; but like you I am reporting to two person, one is Head of Credit Risk, the other is team leader of analytics team. It is good that your boss gives you credit. It sucks when they don't.

    So I am thinking to submit my analysis to both of them, and even share it with our front-line business heads. Currently everything I do is channeled through the team leader.
    If you feel that your team leader is unduly taking credit, just note that the relevant higher-ups are usually aware of the true situation.

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    Hmm.. I am my own boss and I like it

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    he got new younger wife than his ages,
    he is pleased with it and don't care about to feed me
    please cmiiw always

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    He's a complete and utter turd. Makes me work long hours and doesn't feed me enough. *looks in mirror*
    Wow we must have the same person

    Nah my boss is good, doesn't sleep much tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    He's a complete and utter turd. Makes me work long hours and doesn't feed me enough. *looks in mirror*
    That's the way it is when you are your own boss

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    I stay out of office politics. My first boss expected 110% and planted his foot in my @$$ if I didnt give it and I respect him for it. My current boss is likable, tells you right away if you did something incorrectly and gives me praise and an ex-frat boy so he has a touch of Tony DiNozzo in him which might be why I like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekhu View Post
    He's a complete and utter turd. Makes me work long hours and doesn't feed me enough. *looks in mirror*
    You read my mind; exactly what I was thinking about my damn boss. But, at least he pays me well though and will never fire me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    Usually the bosses keep you around ?
    One of my 'bosses' is so out of touch with technology that if I left his company would be crippled and probably die in a month or two. I bark up the tree

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    I work for a small Plumbing Company. My boss is awesome. I am a Plumbers Assistant/Driver/Office Manager, and arrive in the office around 6:30AM, get the plumbers out on their routes by 7:45, then go around town with the boss delivering estimates, etc...on big jobs I'll help dig the ditches etc...5:30PM back into the office until around 11:30PM then hop on the L back to the house. I not only get good pay, but pretty much every meal is paid for, and one of our clients is in the Chicago Bears Marketing Dept. so I am often invited to go with him to games.

    I don't get much time off, but every time I have requested a vacation(for extended family reasons) he for some reason is always at the L station and hands me a couple hundred bucks and says have a good time.

    Its pretty cool. Feel like part of a family. Unfortunately I do not get to see my immediate family very often. My daughter is still sleeping when I leave for work, and in bed by the time I get home. Weekends are precious in my household.

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    I am my own boss, and I'm pretty mean and hard to get along with. Wait, no, actually I'm a generous, friendly guy and I'm so nice I don't even charge any of my clients for hosting their websites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srider View Post
    I am my own boss, and I'm pretty mean and hard to get along with. Wait, no, actually I'm a generous, friendly guy and I'm so nice I don't even charge any of my clients for hosting their websites.
    Your boss is very contradicting

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny_trader View Post
    my boss... all he does is sit on his ass and delegates... gets a little annoying :@
    That's normal, more like human nature, rarely cool bosses can be so nice that think for employee.

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    Both of my bosses are awesome. They both treat me as a complete equal, and we all work together every day. It's rare to work for a company where everyone is on an equal level, and everyone truly comes together to work as one unit. I'm blessed to work with these guys (and girls).
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    make the boss cool even he is not cool, thats my policy

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    cant stand my boss and you can only imagine hes my father aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdcent View Post
    cant stand my boss and you can only imagine hes my father aswell.


    Thankfully I really lucked out in that department .....My Companies CEO is my Uncle and we get along great, he even buys me the occasional lunch. Haha

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