Saturday, August 27, 2011

Supervision

Looks like I haven't posted since I got my promotion. I've been a supervisor for about two months now and it is not the most enjoyable experience ever. In fact there are some days that the only way I make it through is by remember that this is temporary, I'm not going to do this forever and next year my life is going to be completely different. I've found that working in middle management is difficult because, as a friend of mine put it who was also a supervisor for this company at one time, 'The shit rolls both uphill and downhill.' It was a very succinct way to put it; on the one hand, my employees are constantly looking for opportunity's to demonize me for not giving them all the things their little hearts feel entitled to, and on the other hand upper management has trouble sympathizing with my reasons for not cracking the whip to churn out faster, better results. More and more I realize how difficult it is to perform this balancing act day in and day out; keeping morale on my work force high so my employees don't hate their job, and meeting the increasing expectations and deadlines of my superiors, in addition to being able to go home each day feeling good about what I do and who I am.

I'll leave off with some music: I haven't heard anything out of Teebee for a while, so I was stoked to come across this.

15 comments:

Heaven. said...

Sorry work sucks so much!
Following :)

dora said...

nice post
+follow

Francis Caron said...

Damn! Be strong! Yeah the best spot to be is down the hill ... you make less money but you can live with it and if there's too much problem you can just quit!

Don't give up! :)

George Anderson said...

Good song, good post + followed!

Phil said...

You can never make everyone happy bruh, no matter how hard you try. Also, congratulations on your promotion.

Alex Smith said...

congrats on the promotion
followed

Astaroth said...

that situation is purgatory, but the rewards for surviving it are definitely worth it.

The Lunatic Pope said...

congrats on the promotion!
I dug the song!

Oatcake said...

nice post and gratz with the promotion, followed :)

Lot's Wife said...

I have a feeling that no matter what you do, these folks won't be satisfied. Or any satisfaction will be short-lived, anyway. I'd like to imagine that being fair will earn you the respect of those below you, and that a minimum of ass-kissing will earn the respect of those above. But I've never worked where you do. +following

KyleMayday said...

Interesting layout, I followed you, like you asked. ;)

Follow back please! I delivar

Noah Homola said...

Just stick with it, you'll eventually break through.

Jegerbloggin said...

Hard to please everyone at the same time! Hopefully you'll find balance! + followed

JKiMS15 said...

Sick beats!
+followed

Raymond Sequenza said...

Followed