Change, so far, is not a good thing
June 13, 2011 12:06 AM Subscribe
New boss in old job with political connections/implications, help us make this work
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Been at my current job for just shy of four years and boss (who had been there ~ 25 years) is retiring June 30. He gave his notice about 6 months ago and months ago and his replacement started June 1. The man seems nice but:
a) he has political connections and continues to name drop
b) is seeking to impose hierarchy where there isn't
c) is trying to change things before he understands why they are what they are and
d) doesn't read email
The NY office is approximately 200 people but our team, over which he leads is 3 people. If there's stuff to do - we just divvy it up according to preference, strength, etc. There is no hierarchy. While individual departments may be slightly more hierarchical overall the company is fairly flat with everyone chipping in when needed.
The changing things along with the not reading email is the most frustrating. Email is how we (as a company) communicate. I don't appreciate being asked for something, then 30 min later being berated for "not doing it" when it has been in his inbox for 28 minutes. Especially the changes when things aren't broken. I'm really worried for how thins will be July 1 when the old boss is gone. He's been a protector for us and we're kind of like a family unit - I'm worried about what other changes are to come. Any suggestions?
TL:DR - new boss, help us adjust? Anon because coworkers are on MeFi. Thanks!