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What do you think is the hardest thing about being a boss/manager?


I've been a supervisor for over 5 year. I found managing staffing levels one of the hardest things I've had to contend with. For those who are a supervisor or manager, what do you find is the hardest thing to contend with?

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Best Answer Michael Tully says

3 years ago
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    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 3 years ago

    Ugh, yes, this is so true. This is one thing I contend with on a weekly basis between two of my staff members.

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    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 3 years ago

    Interesting. I've never had that issue, and while I like my staff, I was always able to maintain that distance.

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Disillusioned (C.V.Rajan) says

3 years ago
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    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 3 years ago

    I try to admit when I don't know something. Though people come to me expecting me to know everything.

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Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) says

3 years ago
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    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 3 years ago

    Not all supervisors want to be friends though. I know some of my staff I wouldn't be friends with outside the workplace, not insulting them or anything, but we just don't share similar interests.

    But that doesn't stop me from being friendly, though

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Russ Moran (rfmoran) says

3 years ago
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    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 3 years ago

    Depending on the reason. You can't watch and guide your staff every minute of every day.

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H. Williams (Aliant Coaching) says

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Cassi (Cassi10) says

22 months ago
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