Wednesday, December 09, 2009

So you want to move into management?

So you want to be a manager? Toni Bowers of Tech Republic has an interesting video today, warning prospective candidates to expect resentment from workplace buddies, to have to document every step of progressive discipline before firing someone, and even to have to tell associates about B.O. – yup, the Witches of Eastwick. The link is here.

During a period of extreme overtime in 1987, I once got a SYSM from a co-worker asking me to shower before coming to work in the morning. I deleted it at once.

Furthermore, managers have to watch their online reputations, facing concerns that I addressed here Nov. 29.

Back in the 80s and early 90s, when mergers occurred, it was often the super-indians who survived the layoffs. That's all changed now.

Yet, promotion is always voluntary. You can be groomed.

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