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I Am a Manager

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    Being The Boss Feels Lonely Sometimes.

    I am a Director at a non-profit organization. We have a growing volunteer initiative. Part of my job is the recruitment of new volunteers and supervision of new and current volunteers. As the number of volunteers increases, I find routine actions like bi-monthly evaluations...
    lobaroja85 lobaroja85 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    I'm 24 I've got a good job traveling a lot

    but Ive found I'm to be a father I don't have much in this world now and 8 months before birth time to go home to fiancée to assist with 3 step kids and my newborn or work 10 months a year to ensure stability?
    Tukileon Tukileon 22-25, M Apr 6, 2014

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    Discipline

    Yesterday was the first time I have ever written someone up. I did not enjoy it at all. This person has caused so many problems in my dept. not one single person in the dept. likes her. I wrote her up for having a negative & disruptive attitude (complaining & talking bad about co...
    Blueastral Blueastral 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Been Doing It For As Long As I Can Remember

    I have been in the management field at every job I have ever had. My motto play hard, work harder (you will achieve your goals)
    fallensouls fallensouls 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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    Myself

    Myself,I manage Me and I,What a team,Get things done,Not only that,Done right,Also,To My satisfaction.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Aug 3, 2012

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    I've finally made a decision.

    I'm letting the assistant go. There's no need to discredit anymore. I'm at peace with how to handle the situation and myself. It's for the best.
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Not Easy Be a Manager

    I mean in my way then I am a manager. Most of the other people may not agree but they have to follow or discuss or fly away. Because not everyone could realise a better way to do things, a man will come to lead. In most of the cases, you will get hurt but you will continue...
    tant tant 51-55, M Mar 21, 2009

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    This is one of the toughest jobs I've EVER had.

    I truly empathize with other managers that have to deal with issues of respect for both management and employees. It's not easy when one faces the black and/or white circumstances. Finding the shade of gray to help all areas improve and build is a TASK!!!
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    New Musik

    I have been producing, promoting and deeply involved in reggae musik for many years. I have now recently formed a new label which will be launched shortly, I publish my videos and artiste clips on the corresponding youtube channel of the same name: superital1. Recently one of the...
    superital1 superital1 26-30 Dec 31, 2010

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    Losing Myself

    Last semester had absolutely been the most terrible I've gone through in college. I dropped out of the dean's list with an extremely low QPI. I quit the organization I held so dearly close to my heart over managerial disputes. I lost friends and somehow, I think I lost myself...
    keepingthingssimple keepingthingssimple 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    My First Story

    I work for a company that deals in buying garments for a retailer. It is a complex business with lots of management issues. Will share with you some of my stories
    naveen8888 naveen8888 36-40, M Aug 11, 2012

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    Does anyone else have problems understanding an

    employee that won't take advice or suggestions to make work easier all the way around??!!??
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F Dec 17, 2014

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    So, I've lessened a load on an assistant.

    She has 2yrs under her belt. My most recent hire is out-performing her BIG TIME!! However the senior has ADHD..... I'm blaming myself for putting so much responsibility on her. When I was put into my position, I had no idea she had this condition. I was aware of her therapy...
    ExecutiveAsst ExecutiveAsst 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Ain't As Easy As It Looks

    Wow, management.  This is when it gets big.  I prove to myself and others that I can do this. This is when I am no longer sheep.   I take initiative.  I think outside the box.  I walk with my nose in the air. I smooze with the bigger...
    savior savior 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2006

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    Assistant Manager To Manager (same ****!-but Grander Scale)

    Its amazing that how almost ever 2 years or so I get a promotion. Now I am on the top of the latter, for the time being. I am a Manager. My company even said that the hardest thing is to make a transition from assistant to Manager because I can no longer look for an answer and...
    moonlightheart moonlightheart 26-30, F Oct 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am an assistant general manager at a casual dining chain in NYC and I hate it. The main thing that brings me down is my staff. My store is in a neighborhood mostly populated with...
    sweetqueensbmd sweetqueensbmd 26-30, F Jan 5

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    So I went from cashier to manager assistant in less then2 weeks soon I'll be a manager and then hopefully a GM :) this working think is coming out better than expected
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've fired so many people for drug use on the job or failed drug tests.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M Jan 18

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    A married couple is traveling to visit family by car. Being seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too tired to continue and decided to get a room. They only...
    vickieprince vickieprince 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 18

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    The Hotel Bill An older lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 70th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice hotel. When she checked out the next morning, the desk...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 10 Responses Jan 12

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    So the other night while at work with my MM I was talking to one of our managers. It was just me and the manager talking. We were talking about an old manager which by the way my...
    tc57 tc57 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    A 2015 goal for those who always make excuses and apologize all the time.Showing up late for every once in every week, in every meeting and event makes one feel stressed out and...
    Maryy18Smith Maryy18Smith 31-35, F Jan 1

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I feel so guilty. I done something terrible which caused someone job on risk. where I work at gas station, there is another station in neighbor, I been told about guy works there...
    manwarkhn manwarkhn 41-45 Jan 3

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    "DIFFICULT BOSSES – Which One Are You?"Toxic bosses are difficult person, some have very annoying habits as well. Sometimes an employee and a boss are just a bad mix. If...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Jan 10

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    Holding over 16 years of experience in the sales and marketing areas, Jeff Guidie is a well-versed professional who has gained success in various market development activities. He...
    jeffguidie jeffguidie 36-40, M Jan 21

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     5 Essential Things To Move Up The Corporate LadderAmbitious employees always seek opportunities to climb up the corporate ladder. There is no dearth of individuals who are...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Jan 9

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    So my ex MM I work with him and the other night I was talking to our manager about an old manager who's retina detached and now he's going blind. So I asked if his number changed...
    tc57 tc57 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Work was, well, interesting today. So, the card machines were down so nobody was able to use their debit or credit cards. Surprisingly it didn't cause TOO much trouble. Just a few...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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    High-Tech Help for Fleets Sensors in the equipment can detect when, and how often, operators are not only speeding, but also doing heavy braking, driving without lights at night...
    willh00p3r willh00p3r 36-40, F Jan 15

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    Timeline part 4. And the story continues. Leave it to me to make the simplest things as complicated as any novel. After Caryn's death I continued to live and work as before. My...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 21

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    I've experienced racism all through my life and unfortunatly it began within my family I was born with dark skinned even though my family members have light skin and they not fond...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I have found that at most restaurants it is possible to eat "on the sleeve." Or Free to the less hip. The first time I discovered this was when I got take out from McDonalds. I had...
    GonzoPirate GonzoPirate 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Iv got a big meeting with one of the managers tomorrow about how we can solve the problems at work. What really annoys me is that I worked my arse off today (and every other day...
    strawberryblonde89 strawberryblonde89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I went to asked my manager at the end of the day if im going to continue working in a certain position on a daily basis which consists of a 2 way radio reciever that about 5...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jan 23

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    Represented elderly widow who with her husband had amassed substantial assets which were taken by manager of her bank. After forensic accounting investigation, filed suit against...
    erickmoose erickmoose 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    “When Parents are Getting Old and Our Pockets are Getting Heavier.” The end of the year is fast approaching and we need to look back for our life how we became from the moment...
    lea37ortiz lea37ortiz 26-30, F Dec 31, 2014

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    It's different, I don't like it but I do. He's married & I'm practically married? Maybe that's why it feels okay? I know it's not but I like it, I wish i didn't but I do. I never...
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    "Hard Work is not Necessarily a Virtue"First, let me make clear that I am not saying that laziness is a virtue.I work moderately hard, always take my job seriously and deliver the...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Jan 3

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    The following is half rant and half me desperately trying to sort out my feelings. Bare with me. My boyfriend and I started dating almost 2 years ago. Shortly after that he quite...
    cpink1022 cpink1022 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I was racially abused and traumatised at hotel du vin in Brighton by two managers who hated me coz I'm a dark skinned Asian looking lady There was nothing I could do they just...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    It's true... I actually was even an announcer for a minor league baseball team... Too bad the general manager of that team was a horrible manager or I might have done more than...
    PTrixxx PTrixxx 26-30, M Jan 5

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