I was an IT Support Manager for less than a year before I quit and left the country for a year. Now that i'm back i've lost two job opportunities based of my less than 1 year experience of managing.
I have 5 years desktop support / sys admin experience.
Could I change it to Systems Administrator or Lead Support Specialist ?
I used to work in the corporate offices of a Mexican restaurant chain with about 120 locations.
I wore many hats in this job as a tech. From running cables to managing the office wide phone system, punch blocks, diagnosing and repairing PCs and repairing and installing point of sale equipment I did it all. I also learned to repair laser printers, and pretty much anything else that had a circuit board in it. this was before youtube so when I had to learn something, it was either read the manual or just start tearing stuff apart and seeing how it worked.
My boss Brad, had gotten his job as CIO because he married the horrifically ugly and ill mannered daughter of one of the board members. She was also very rich. He knew nothing about tech and could barely use our phone system or navigate a PC.
So when Brad would tell me to do a task, it was very vague and contradictory because he had no idea what he was doing.
We had an inter office email system, I used it frequently to receive sup... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am managing a miserable person who does not act her pay grade and throws around weight she doesn't have. She steps on everyone's toes and loves giving unsolicited "constructive" feedback by responding to the person in email and CC'ing the entire team. One time, she even "corrected" a newbie doing the right thing without realizing that she was in wrong. She has to make everyone aware of her "busy" schedule and when she has stepped away even if it's just for a bathroom break. She is constantly monitoring her peers' behavior without realizing that she herself is also full of faults. I have not heard a single positive thing about her from anyone and frankly, she's pretty much burned all her bridges.
I don't know how to handle these types of situations and would really like some insight from those who have had to deal with this. I've never managed anyone before but she seems to be a challenge of its own.
Right now, I think only her cats and her bf like her. She's a nice person but a te... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m not sure if this belong here but I don’t care I need to vent. I got told that I couldn’t go around saying words like that, tampon is a very inappropriate word, and he doesn’t go around taking about his male functions (which are what exactly??) happy international woman’s day!
> As a rookie, JJ Redick’s teammates duct-taped him to a chair, placed him in a shower and put the water on cold. They left him there for an hour until the equipment manager found him. This in response to being late for a practice.
I work at an accounting company where I’m more of a player-coach. I sell and manage the sales team and the sales reps, along with operations and marketing.
For the last 2 months, my productivity is down, I’m more irritated at work, I barely get anything done during the day, and I’m 200% more stressed.
I’m wondering how much longer I can go on without being called into my CEOs office and either asked what the fuck is going on, or “we looked at your internet history and 80% of your internet activity is on r/wallstreetbets, robinhood, tdAmeritrade, r/coronavirus, and travel websites.”
Is anyone else down on Q1 goal and morale but up in portfolio? Or just slumming it at work.
Without getting into to many details about where I work and what I do in order to protect my identity, I can tell you this much: I am a nurse manager in an ICU setting, covering major metro area outside NYC in a hospital with over 800 beds.
We are not only not prepared, but shortly ago I spoke to the nurse in charge of education and training and to much of my surprise her response was "its over hyped, treat it just like you would treat patients with flu. if they come to ED we will put a mask on them, and if they need to be admitted just treat them like you do with flu patients."
My original question to her was "are we going to do anything to prepare our nurses for corona?"
I nodded and went back to my unit, printed as much relevant material as I could and went from nurse to nurse handing it out.
God help us all...
Edit: I was asked couple of times what kind of information I gave out to my nurse. For obvious reasons I cant post the direct flyer and email sent to my coworkers, but... keep reading on reddit ➡
Happened a couple hours ago.
I'm the maintenance supervisor for an apartment complex and I was helping my tech move one of our model apartments to a new location. Knowing I would get thirsty I grab my water bottle and fill'er up before we begin.
We've made a few solid trips and wanted to take 5 for a drink of water and text some vendors back. I go to grab my water bottle and can't find it. I'm getting pissed because I'm thirsty and I had just bought the water bottle a month ago. (I lose shit all the time and it truly annoys me how awful I am at keeping track of things).
I'm looking all over, back tracking from one apartment to the other and back down to the shop. I finally make my way to the office were the break room is, thinking I might have just left it when I filled it up and didn't even bring it with me.
I walk into the office and the break room is immediately to the left. There in all it's glory is my water bottle sitting on the table. I was desperate for something to drink a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello! I'm currently a Product Manager at Google. I've also previously been a PM at Microsoft. I've been lurking this subreddit for a few years now. While there's a lot of good resources for software engineers, the same can't be said for product management. For example, (technical) program/project/product are actually very different jobs! Happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability!
And of course, opinions expressed are solely my own.
Edit: will try to get to all questions throughout the day, apologies if I'm a little slow :)
Yup, you read this crazy title correctly. Awhile back I had some major health issues and required a few surgeries to resolve things, and because of that I had to take some time off work. Management knew the situation, why I would be out and when I would return to work. One manager sent an email to my coworkers, without realizing I was also on the email chain, saying that I was in the hospital because I had popped some pills and tried to overdose and end it all; he said I may not ever come back to work, since I may not wake up. I only know this because 1) I was on the email chain and 2) MANY coworkers starting reaching out, very very concerned for me and saying they hoped I would be alright and recover. This all seemed so odd to me until I saw the email chain. I have NO clue what compelled this manager to do this, other than I know he was very mad with me taking short term medical leave, because he told me that. But being suicidal and overdosing was NOT at all true, I was jus... keep reading on reddit ➡
So im the manager of a construction company set up by my parents before they retired a few years ago and although I'm relatively young to be running it (28) I think I'm doing pritty well. Around 6 months ago a friend on my father's lost his job and because of his age (mid 50s) he was having trouble finding other work so I was asked to give him a job, so I did because i knew the guy had a lot of experience in the area. As soon as he started I noticed him either not listening to me or just rolling his eyes when ever I took charge and he would occasionally make comments like "I know what I'm doing" and "I've been doing this longer then you. But I ignored this because I figured it must be hard for him to be taking orders from someone almost half his age so I mostly ignored it...until yesterday. Yesterday I was having a few issues with one of our clients (nothing major we just couldn't decide on the best way to procide with the job) and he suddenly comes out with "Achually can I just tal... keep reading on reddit ➡
>The House holds its long-awaited vote Wednesday to send to the Senate the two articles of impeachment against President Trump that lawmakers approved last month, setting the stage for a Senate trial to begin next week.
>The House is also expected to name the impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against Trump in the Senate trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. ET to make that announcement. Watch her remarks live here once she begins.
Exactly as you read. I was the manager on duty that day, i finished my morning shift probably 10-15 mins over my end time, handed over the days incidents and matters to the next manager on duty. It was a Sunday afternoon and each sunday the hotel hosts an afternoon tea for the grey set. This started after my finish time. All's well when i left. I come in the next day and i hear an older lady had a heart attack and died at the afternoon tea. My manager calls me into her office, i assume to ask if im ok etc., Nope fuck that. She actually says with all seriousness "why did you leave so early yesterday, we could have used your help with the medical emergency, (other manager) struggled to cope". I was SHOCKED. I bluntly said "are you serious? How was i to know someone was planning on having a heart attack and dying an hour after my finish time?!" She responded "well if you could try and make a habbit of staying back a little incase we need help". I noped out of that and walked out. Finish... keep reading on reddit ➡
I work in a cafe. We serve bagels and coffee in the mornings, and we are usually slammed from 6am to 9am. My coworker and I are the only people at the counter, so she slices and toasts people’s bagels, and I would get their coffees, and take their orders. We normally have a pretty good system. Recently our baker has been making the bagels very soft, and they have been getting stuck in the slicer. We have a pusher to deal with this, but most of my coworkers and even my manager, just pushes more bagels through (and it pushes the stuck ones out).
On Wednesday we had an accident with the slicer. My coworker reached too far in and sliced the top of her finger. It was barely holding on. She had to go to the hospital, and the slicer had to be taken apart and disinfected. All of my coworkers were buzzing about the accident. I hung out at the counter with the manager, who was pissed about having to take the slicer apart, and having to report the injury.
I have seen several of my coworkers sm... keep reading on reddit ➡
TLDR: March events are (to use the F2P game industry term of art) "pain points". Adjusting your relationship with the game will help you avoid the intentional psychological stress.
Here's the comment copy pasted if you don't want to click through:
>The worst term I encountered in the industry was "pain points". These are parts of a game that are intentionally designed to be not fun or unfairly difficult in order to persuade people to open their wallets. They test placing these pain points at different times to see which one makes the most money without causing players to quit the game.
>Overall the evil F2P strategy is maximizing both addictiveness and frustration so you have a playerbase that won't stop playing the game but is constantly disappointed in the game unl... keep reading on reddit ➡
Today’s redundant negative posts and comments about RS are wild and OTT. If you do not like his current lack of ending spoiler/writing style/teasers/dog/love of breadsticks, etc then stop following him! No one is making you read his tweets/IG/column. You aren’t paying him for a service he failed to provide. He does what he does for free. You -do not- have to follow him or read what he puts out at no charge or effort to you. FFS! The amount of negativity about him and his teasers right now is ridiculous when this sub by and large appreciates what he does.
I mean - DOES NO ONE REMEMBER BLACK TUESDAY?! We couldn’t get enough and almost burned this place down. So consider this my RS appreciation post to balance out the other posts on here today.
Marker as a spoiler in case comments go there.
If everything is high priority then nothing is high priority.
FYI: super petty story.
My sister and I are at a Costco, waiting for our pizza order. At most Costcos, the filled pizza boxes are stacked on a counter with the number of the order written on the side. We saw that our order was ready, but nobody called out our order number so we went to the counter to ask about it.
Granted, the food court line, as usual, is really busy. However, while the other cashiers were scrambling around like headless chickens trying to fill orders, one employee was casually hanging around and on his phone. We asked him about our order and, without even bothering to check the order, tells us that it's not ready and that he'll "get to it when it's done." We politely pointed out that our order number was clearly written on the box and he loudly responds, "MA'AM, IT'S NOT READY. I'LL GET TO IT WHEN IT'S DONE." Then he promptly resumes to play on his phone.
5 minutes later, he shuffles over and hands me the pizza box. I said thanks, but I was clearly annoyed. He the... keep reading on reddit ➡