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Saying "That won't be possible" isn't really possible

The question: Should I provide a lukewarm reference for my recently fired ex-manager to avoid awkwardness? Or should I tell him no, and if so, what is the code language to use? I can't say "Sorry, that won't be possible" for reasons outlined herein. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2013 - 40 answers

A manager I work with - not MY manager - is....odd.

I work closely with another team and their manager in my job. The manager has started some weird, what feel like, personal attacks on me. In case you want to skip the long explanation inside, basically the question is how to deal with a manager who is not my manager (but I am expected to work with anyway) and has a very abrasive style which is kind of offensive. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2013 - 14 answers

End of the road...oh no, more road.

How do I stop sabotaging my own plans to leave a badly fitting job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2013 - 5 answers

10-year plans don't say what needs to be done tomorrow.

How can I better "manage my managers" who can only think in the long-term? They have lots of really great ideas which never go anywhere because they don't schedule people to work on them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2013 - 3 answers

It's Not Me, It's You

I'm asking this question because I can't really verbalize it as well as I'd like to since I'm trying to look at it from all perspectives. I've been under the management or oversight for a couple of total assholes this past year and a half. The first was the director of the graduate program I am on leave from, and the second is my current boss, a cafe owner. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 32 answers

fiance and product management

Financial modeling for product managers [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Dec 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Do you use Kanban for personal productivity?

Do you use Kanban as your personal productivity system? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 26, 2012 - 4 answers

boss destroying morale

We like our jobs but toxic manager is gutting us. It feels awful because we can't perform to our full potential when she's around and feel like we have no career prospects. How can we help ourselves? [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Dec 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Do you have advice or books to recommend for a first-time manager?

Newbie Managerfilter: Do you have advice for a first-time manager? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Preparing to be a manager?

Questions for my boss's boss about preparing to be a manager? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 answers

How do I ask my manager for connections for a new job in a new city without killing my chances for a promotion?

How do I ask my manager for connections for a new job in a new city without killing my chances for a promotion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 - 5 answers

I want to be an awesome manager. What books should I be reading?

I want to be an awesome manager. What books should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Tips for managing while ADHD?

I have finally gotten myself promoted to manager -- sweet! I have ADHD -- crap! Have you been in this situation before? What worked for you? Help me figure out how to not just survive, but thrive! [more inside]
posted by roscopcoletrane on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Idiopathic delayed note syndrome

I supervise a person who has enormous difficulty finishing her case notes. My efforts to remediate her so far have been unsuccessful. How can I help her finish her work? [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Sep 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Is Motel Manager a Decent Job for Me Based on my Goals??

Through a friend I have been offered the opportunity to work at a "mom and pop" 60 bed motel that has a fitness center, pool, and serves meals. It averages decent ratings from guests. I'm up for the challenge but I'm no spring chicken. I lost a good paying position in the recession in 208 and subsequently had to drop out of a Ph.D program just before comps- and it looks like I won't be finishing that degree any time soon, because I currently work in a call center and can't even afford a car. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Sep 9, 2012 - 12 answers

what is a downthemall equivalent for safari

Mac osx 10.6. Sick of the spinning ball when I use firefox. Slowly moving to safari however I am married to some of the mozilla plugins. What is a downthemall equivalent for safari that is free? Thanks hive
posted by citybuddha on Aug 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Password manager for Windows and Android?

I'm looking for a password manager that will work seamlessly across multiple PCs and my Android phone. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Aug 21, 2012 - 14 answers

How open can/should I be with my boss/manager?

How open can/should I be with my boss/manager? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Aug 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Is an online MBA worth it?

I am thinking of pursuing an MBA in IT Management and have been accepted into an online program. But I've heard it said that if an MBA doesn't come from a top-25 or top-50 school, it may not even be worth having in the eyes of job recruiters and hiring managers. What's the real story? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Aug 15, 2012 - 25 answers

Managing your boss

Managing your boss or her expectations [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Jun 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Let's go do this life thing. Because I suck at titles.

Let's go do this life thing. Point the way and boot me up the nethers, mefites. [more inside]
posted by Fen on Apr 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Is it always tough at the top?

Does managing former peers make management harder or easier? [more inside]
posted by socksister on Apr 2, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I respond to professional praise?

My manager fairly frequently sends me email praising me for my work. I think I'm just doing my job. How should I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 28 answers

What do I ask a person who's job it will be to tell me what to do?

I have the chance to interview people who are likely to be my manager. What should I ask? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

It's choose-your-own-adventure management!

If things go my way, I may be a Team Lead for a group of remote analysts soon. But this position was basically invented to keep me around. There’s no job description and I don’t really know what I would be doing as the Team Lead. Help me figure out specific actions I can take to make myself useful in this job. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Feb 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Ready for the same old questions, not sure about new questions.

I just landed a phone interview for potentially my first managerial job after five years of being a systems analyst. What questions do I need to be ready for in the phone interview and the face-to-face interview? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 22, 2012 - 3 answers

What advice do you have for buyer?

I've recently become a buyer for an online shop specializing in electronics & home goods. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jan 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Tips to iimprove your resume

Any suggestions on how to make your resume attractive? not sure if there is a new trend for resume writing but want to get feedback from, Recruiters and Hiring Manager. With the economy and competition, it's getting so tough to even get an initial interview.
posted by msconfuse on Jan 11, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I manage a workflow that is dependent on other people?

How do I manage a workflow that is dependent on other people's efforts? My (mostly administrative) job requires that I do things that are frequently dependent on the contributions and/or approval of other people, who frequently can't/don't/won't complete tasks in a timely manner. What do I do? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Dec 13, 2011 - 11 answers

How to recognize your own manager?

What is an appropriate gift or recognition for a great manager? [more inside]
posted by ista on Nov 6, 2011 - 5 answers

How to pitch a Twitter profile as a sitcom?

How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Android password manager app with online browser access?

Does anyone know of an Android password manager app with online browser access? [more inside]
posted by ccalgreen on Oct 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Trying to become a BA TOMORROW

Business Analysts, Project Managers, and HR - HELP! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Advice for the n00b Apartment Manager

What should I know about being an apartment manager in California? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Aug 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Name this data management job!

Need this quick: what is this technical / data management position called? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Aug 23, 2011 - 14 answers

Managing Gossip for Senior Management

Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2011 - 8 answers

What is the common practice for turning in a notice to quit, is email good, or do I need to do it face to face with the board?

What is the common practice for turning in a notice to quit, is email good, or do I need to do it face to face with the board? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2011 - 7 answers

How much money does a Starbucks employee make?

How much money does a person working at Starbucks make per month, working in the Upper West Side of Manhattan if they are a barista and have been working for five years? What about as a shift manager (same time frame), or a store manager? [more inside]
posted by foxinsocks on Jun 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How highly should I value my management experience?

I have a new job offer with a company that will pay a bit better than I manage now. The new company is likely to be a better working environment as well. However, the new job would be a step down from a manager/supervisor role into more of a coordinator role. How highly should I esteem my current manager title/responsibilities? Enough to reconsider a move to a role that feels like a better fit in most other ways? [more inside]
posted by owls on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I manage a resistant employee?

How do I manage a resistant employee? I'm new to this job and I need some advice on people management of a difficult person. [more inside]
posted by dawn_chorus on Mar 31, 2011 - 20 answers

Blessed or cursed?

I've been offered a promotion, yay! But would taking it be a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by socksister on Jan 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Should I send a gift to this person?

Would you ever send someone an anonymous gift - particularly if you haven't had a good relationship with them? [more inside]
posted by mleigh on Dec 20, 2010 - 22 answers

Your work is unacceptable...but anyway, what are you doing this weekend?

How do you elicit respect -- while still being liked -- in a supervisory position? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Nov 19, 2010 - 28 answers

How best to assume more control in a LLC?

How best to assume more control than the other members of an LLC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Getting representation as a screenwriter/director: How to do it?

Getting representation as a screenwriter/director: How to do it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Can AutoHotKey close processes in Task Manager

Multi-part question: Do the various 'services' that run automatically on my computer (such as ipodservice.exe, ituneshelper.exe, adobeupdater.exe) reduce my computer performance significantly enough that it is worth switching them off in Task Manager? How might I automate that process (given that I don't have admin rights -- work laptop)? Could an AutoHotKey script close a batch of these?
posted by man down under on Aug 22, 2010 - 16 answers

What would you suggest to a novice manager?

What have you learned about managing a staff that took you years to realize and wish you had known on day 1? [more inside]
posted by otters walk among us on Aug 12, 2010 - 42 answers

How do I tell my manager to wake up?

How do I (or we) speak to my manager about his increasing lack of involvement in what we feel are the core components of a product's (re)launch, especially when the stakes in the launch include: our careers, the fate of the company, and the jobs of fellow colleagues in the office? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

A few bugs with the jailbreak

Would someone please help me with my cydia/jailbreakme problems? iPhone 3GS, mc version, 4.0 [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Aug 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Tattling during an audit

My department is being audited (by an external company) on a project I spend the majority of my time doing. There are numerous problems with the project. I need advice on how to handle myself in a meeting where I may feel like I am tattling on others. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

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