davidlivermore profile image 93

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?

 

sort by best latest

Michael Tully profile image61

Best Answer Michael Tully says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • davidlivermore profile image

    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 4 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.

lisasuniquevoice profile image66

Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • davidlivermore profile image

    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 4 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

Stephanie Henkel profile image98

Stephanie Henkel says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • davidlivermore profile image

    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 4 years ago

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

Aliant Coaching profile image81

H. Williams (Aliant Coaching) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
C.V.Rajan profile image67

Disillusioned (C.V.Rajan) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • davidlivermore profile image

    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 4 years ago

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

rfmoran profile image91

Russ Moran (rfmoran) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • davidlivermore profile image

    David Livermore (davidlivermore) 4 years ago

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

profile image59

Cassi (Cassi10) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

24 months ago
 |  Comment