Moving to NYC next week

Oct 14, 2019 17 Comments

Moving to NYC next week for a job at Spotify. I'm really nervous because my new boss is Type A.

How do I deal with Type A bosses? And what are some tips to calm my nerves?

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  • Salesforce
    Salesfarce

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    What does "Type A" mean? Like, extroverted? Charismatic?
    Oct 14, 2019 4
    • Salesforce
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      I see. No advice, but thanks for clarifying that. Good luck!
      Oct 14, 2019
    • Oz Management / Eng Jams
      "competitiveness, time urgency, workaholic"

      Welcome to nyc!
      Oct 14, 2019
  • OpenDoor NJFo27
    Look into Myers Briggs personality to see what their strengths and weakness maybe. The other thing to check out would be strengthfinder info. If you can take time to get to know how they operate then you will be able to leverage their unique traits to be successful and have a better relationship with them.

    Also to calm your nerves just yoga and get on the cannabis train
    Oct 14, 2019 1
    • Google _ _ _
      "Though the MBTI resembles some psychological theories, it is often classified as pseudoscience, especially as pertains to its supposed predictive abilities. The test exhibits significant scientific (psychometric) deficiencies, notably including poor validity (i.e. not measuring what it purports to measure, not having predictive power or not having items that can be generalized), poor reliability (giving different results for the same person on different occasions), measuring categories that are not independent (some dichotomous traits have been noted to correlate with each other), and not being comprehensive (due to missing neuroticism). The four scales used in the MBTI have some correlation with four of the Big Five personality traits, which are a more commonly accepted framework."

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers–Briggs_Type_Indicator
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Spotify hodeicfykv
    Honestly @WeWork has the best advice. Spotify culture overall is not very Type-A. Your manager’s job is to help you be successful, not to intimidate. Welcome to the band!
    Oct 16, 2019 0
  • WeWork RPvk36
    Just chill and be confident
    Oct 14, 2019 0
  • Good luck, sounds like it might not be a good fit and if you see even the slightest hint that things are not going well move teams before it gets worse
    Oct 14, 2019 1
    • Groupon dhoomdoom
      OP
      why do you say so?
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Spotify Ctfu26
    What role?
    Oct 15, 2019 0
  • Internet Brands / Eng clitchaser
    Get Type A diabetes to match his energy
    Oct 15, 2019 0
  • Amazon akD8jA
    I would become type A+ and show him how it is done. Never ever let your boss take control of you.
    Oct 14, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Strategy dosranaam
    Learn to Hustle.
    Oct 14, 2019 0
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    buy soap. Cases and cases
    Oct 14, 2019 0

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