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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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    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
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 18-21, F Jun 12, 2015

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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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    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

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    So, this is Administration Professional Week.

    Please thank your assistants, managers, and anyone else that makes your job a whole lot EASIER!!!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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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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    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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    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 26-30 Dec 17, 2014

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    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

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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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    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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    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 26-30 Oct 26, 2015

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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 26-30, M Apr 6, 2014

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    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

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8, 2015

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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 think if I take this nap I'll be ok, as if it were a reset button of some sort. I got hit with that overwhelmed feeling. So much going on in my brain, but when I try to...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Truck Day, February 10, 2016. By tradition Truck Day is the day that baseball teams load all their bats, balls, uniforms, and other equipment into a large truck and roll out to...
    Earthbob Earthbob 66-70, M 10 hrs ago

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    Jose Pineiro is an experienced IT professional with strong professional knowledge of software development. He is a graduate in the field of Computer Science. After his studies, he...
    joiner9 joiner9 26-30, M 17 hrs ago

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    Yeah..... I do, and it can make things difficult. Things you want to do. Things you have to do. I've been waiting for the quarterly meeting so I can meet other managers from my...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 22 hrs ago

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
    arcticray arcticray 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well I got ****** over bad at this job I was told that I would be getting $16 an hour as a hourly employee. The hiring manager that hired me screwed up and put me in as a flat rate...
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last night my boyfriend, of almost two years now, accidentally said I love you. We were talking on the phone while he was wrapping up at work and I was getting slightly annoyed...
    ExitComfortZoneStageLeft ExitComfortZoneStageLeft 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
    arcticray arcticray 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I know I've posted a lot of times on here about how I was discriminated against at my job at Macy's, but let me just state that even without the discrimination, I still would've...
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    The Hotel Blackmail. I used to have a job in a hotel doing a few things as an assistant manager. I did a few different jobs when needed or put in charge when the manager wasn't...
    BeautysHerName BeautysHerName 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Happened again. I'm eating in a restaurant, the manager comes up, we chat for a few moments, she enthusiastically hands me an application and says, 'we're always hiring here'. So I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    Here is one of the many fantasies I have: My week of feminization with my Aunt turned into the full summer. I wore pretty panties and camisoles every day. I loved being able to...
    julia09 julia09 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 1

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    Just a fantasy: My week of feminization with my Aunt turned into the full summer. I wore pretty panties and camisoles every day. I loved being able to wear pretty summer dresses...
    julia09 julia09 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Just a fantasy, but I so wish it had happened: My week of feminization with my Aunt turned into the full summer. I wore pretty panties and camisoles every day. I loved being...
    julia09 julia09 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Was about 18. Got caught shoplifting in a record store (long time ago - it was vinyl!). Was taken upstairs to the managers office and waited. I had some... er... illegal substances...
    egbertnosh egbertnosh 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    i work for an investment bank. my manager went to a New client 3 weeks ago and forgot to sign a contract with him. i was on holiday at that time and my responsibility is to check...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    My ex-manager at work. First job. He was an alright guy. Never knew he was this troubled. He had signs maybe like admitting he was obese when younger and seeming like he doesn't...
    gregregre gregregre 26-30, M Jan 28

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    I worked in construction for fifty years. Worked in wood houses and concrete and steel buildings. Have done things just to get it done now instead of waiting for all kinds of...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Jan 28