How Do You Know if Your Manager Sucks

Being a sucky manager is much more complex than you think it would be.  See, it’s not just about being an asshole and a complete moron, although those usually go hand in hand with bad management.  Let me be clear; a lot of these management gurus will posit that one can be an asshole and still be a great manager.  We Drones know that this is untrue, because when you’re an asshole, the Drones will not go out of their way to help you, because they hate you.  

So how do you know if your manager sucks, other than his completely repellant personality?  Here are a few clues:

  1. Micromanager.
  2. Completely hands-off, only talks to you when urgent, or when she needs your monthly report.
  3. Secretive; doesn’t tell you what’s going on, refuses to confirm or deny rumors.
  4. “Manages up,” i.e., kiss ass.
  5. Is not interested in your company’s products or services, and has no interest in how those products/services solve customers’ problems.  Only cares about the revenue.
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