I Am a Manager

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 269 People

    I manage my family's small business.

    My aunt and uncle, who have no children, decided to retire a year ago and they asked me to take over as the manager, rather than sell. Overall I love my job. It is very rewarding and often a challenge. I have three wonderful employees who are very positive. They go above and...
    septemberiscoming septemberiscoming
    26-30, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    I got a question which is How to be a good

    manager in a big company?. Before I answer it I would all you guys pay attention on my answer and share you ideas which is related to this question because I will be a manager in my brother's company. Yes, I know this question is easy to understand and answer but difficult to...
    Heyjin Heyjin
    16-17, F
    May 20, 2015

    I've been really stressed out at my job lately

    because I'm the only night manager and I have to maintain 5 business and 11 employees in a 1 block span by myself with the assistance of 1 supervisor. I'm specifically in charge of one of the bigger businesses and have an entire list of things that need to get done in a 9 hour...
    milo1890 milo1890
    22-25, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    So, this is Administration Professional Week.

    Please thank your assistants, managers, and anyone else that makes your job a whole lot EASIER!!!!!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Apr 6, 2014

    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
    Dec 31, 2010

    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.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 8, 2015

    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

    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

    I am a manager in a call center.

    Everyone thinks working in a call center is easy, but believe me, its NOT. . Now mind you, we are an IN BOUND call center, we do not sell ANYTHING, Not a damn thing! We do not make outbound calls unless our Members' request a call back. We are technical support for...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2015


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


    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

    Does anyone else have problems understanding an

    employee that won't take advice or suggestions to make work easier all the way around??!!??
    deleted deleted
    Dec 17, 2014

    Today me and the other manager at my job got

    really bored cause we where over staffed so we just went up to the roof and we chilled there all night and we had headsets so we where informing the employes what to do it's was a good day lol
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2015

    odd spot- manage small foodservice

    for an institution- hired new person who started out great, not an official assistant, but only other employee for a while- i noticed small things at first but it seems obvious she practically "pretends" to be a manager- as in, climbing over me to answer questions, trying to...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2015

    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!!!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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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