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Have you been the perfect employee?

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Feb 10

We hear stories about bad managers all the time.

I'm interested to hear if you've looked back at any point in your career and said to yourself: I could've handled this situation better.

Share your stories and maybe we can learn from them as well.

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  • eBay aErk76
    I wish i didnt waste those precious 2+ years struggling with the bad manager and moved on sooner ! It only brought unnecessary stress and put me back on career trajectory
    Feb 101
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      Yep, those happens quite frequently. Hopefully things are better now.
      Feb 10
  • Google meXe73
    Sorry but if you want a good story for your soft skills interview, make up your own.
    Feb 101
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      Assumption assumptions assumptions...
      Feb 10
  • Amazon
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    abgurumore
    Had been in a team that did not have any direction, strategy. Immediate management are just yes men for their bosses, does anything to please their bosses. No projects went live in last 1 year I spent there. Wish I switched job earlier.
    Feb 101
    • Amazon Sanchezos
      Did you transfer internally? What was the final straw? When did you realize you needed to switch vs. when did it actually happen?
      Feb 10
  • Microsoft X9pl12
    After my previous experience as a manager, I’m definitely a good employee. I solve more problems than I cause. That’s better than half of the people who previously worked for me and part of the reason I stopped being a manager lol.
    Feb 100
  • Microsoft hsowho
    I do not expect for anyone to be perfect. A bad manager is one worse than mediocre or one who cares little about their team. Using that criteria, then no, I have never been a bad employee, so I feel I have the right to criticize bad managers, especially since their incompetence or lack of morals directly impacts those who are supposed to trust them.
    Feb 100
  • VMware / R&D350TCFetus
    Yup. Worked my butt off my first year and all I got was resentful peers (not openly, but I could tell). This year I started working 4 days a week and life is a lot better.
    Feb 101
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      What do you think caused the resentment?
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  • New / Engmapleleafs
    No one is perfect
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