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...then the first manager comes back and gets upset because you didn't do what he asked you to do and now holds a grudge against you because he thinks you're lazy?
Anonymous2day Anonymous2day 36-40 12 Answers Dec 10, 2012 in Work

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Pit the managers against one another in creative ways for the sheer lulz

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Tell the 2nd manager that you'll do what they said just as soon as you accomplish what the 1st manager instructed you to do. You might even quote Matthew 6:24 'No man can serve two masters' to the 2nd manager.

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Growl.

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ask the 2nd one to write it down for me so i dont forget because i have to do what the first one asked then i will get to what the 2nd one wanted

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i shrugged it off everytime i got snapped eventually my coworkers who i barely knew snapped back on both the managers and the managers check with each other and treat me like the best employee every since

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You speak up, to begin with. When the second manager approaches you, you tell him/her, "Mr/Ms. so-and-so just asked me to do _______."<br />
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Leave it up to THEM to work out their differences; it's not you're problem. Chances are, the second one was unaware of which tasks you've been given by the first one. That said, it's never easy reporting to multiple bosses.

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Ignore them both and do what you think needs to be done.

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thats when I have gone to the 2 of them after the fact...obviously and say....tell ya what.....the 2 of you talk this all out and then let me know what im sposed to do.....i CANT follow 2 seperate sets of instructions at one time...yall hammer it out and let me know

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Do the items in order so you don't show favoritism. If there is still an issue look for a new job where managers aren't fighting to be favorites cause this job is just going to suck more and more.

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Send an email to their joint boss and get them both in trouble!

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