I have worked at my current company for 7 years, we have been reorganized in the past year and eliminated some jobs, created others. It was a VERY stable company where people spend their entire careers, literally we had an employee put in 55 years of service). That has begun to change and about half of our workforce is no longer "lifers".
I have reported into 2 people in my time here and the 2nd one and I did not mesh well. It got to the point I was put into a training program with a coach because I was deemed too direct, too critical, too blunt and too straight forward without emotion. That 2nd boss ended up hiring someone to be a layer between her and I (and some other direct reports). I really like this new (3rd) boss, but I am super worried Boss2 will try to ruin my reputation with her. I tend to be a straight shooter which is how the Boss3 introduced herself and I can tell she is forward, truthful even if it hurts and all business. That is NOT the culture of our company.
The Boss3 has already made comments to me about how Boss2 is making poor emotionally driven decisions which conflict with the work Boss3 is doing. I am sort of sitting back saying "yeah tell me something I don't know". I want to help her navigate the landmines being laid for her but I don't know how to do it without being too negative or coming off like I am trying to create problems.
An example, Boss2 tasked me with a project before Boss3 was hired, it's expected to take a year but due to forces outside my control within the company, we will be lucky to complete in 3 years if ever. Boss3 is already on me for status updates and doesn't understand why I haven't made more progress. I shared with her some of the challenges, mostly related to other departments/people not being willing to do their part/make decisions/provide information and she immediately ran it up the flag pole to Boss2. Boss2 told her to simmer down, sort of a slap on the wrist. I can tell Boss3 was taken aback, she was hired to implement these sort of projects and changes.
Boss3 keeps asking me for insight and I am trying to be very careful because I don't want to say anything negative about Boss2 or anything else.
Tips or tricks? I really like Boss3 but I don't know how long before she pisses off Boss2 and either gets knocked down a peg and responsibilities taken away or fired outright or quits.
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I have a colleague overstepping, and it's very stressful.
I direct a large team of product owners. The colleague who is not working collaboratively is relatively new to this field, but not the company.
I can sense that she is insecure, and I know she's trying to show people she can lead new things, but -- she is trying to direct and take credit for work that one of my product teams is fully responsible for.
It's confusing teams outside of our department, as they know that I oversee all of these product teams, and it's not helping how people view her.
I am senior than her, and I want her to understand that collaboration is much better than competition.
I've set up one to one meetings with her, and she either does not accept them or when we've met, she continuously speaks -- even when I try to interject.
How do I have her realize, that she is overstepping and that collaboration is the way to success -- without directly saying "you are overstepping!"?
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For all the accountants out there.
Did you ever find it difficult to determine or justify the final costs that are posted to your p&ls.
I know that the costs should be determined by using the advise of our clients and senior management.
However, some costs were incorrectly calculated from prior months. This has resulted in the wrong accruals/posting repeatedly.
How does one feel comfortable in determining and confirming the correct costs in the p&l.
Should the determination of costs /correction of entries occur between teams or does one individual make a decision.
Unfortunately Ive never been involved in the budgeting and feel like I'm imposing if I ask for the budget.
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Has anyone continued the interview process but halfway through realized the job wasn't for them and decided to remove themselves from the candidate pool or did you complete the process and decline their offer?
For full context, I was previously in a remote role for almost 3yrs, but unfortunately got laid off in January. Being a single parent of 3 kiddos, remote work has allowed me to not only successfully parent but truly have the lifestyle I want and need. I thought I'd be able to entertain the idea of a hybrid role but just the thought of explaining to a manager that I need to leave at 3:30 to pick up my kids from school fills me with dread not to mention anxiety. I've been in far too many positions where I've had to leave because of a sick child, behavior issues at school etc....and made to feel inadequate not to mention guilty for even asking.
I'm grateful to have gotten this far in the interview process and know in this tough market it may take me longer to find the role that fits me. But I'm willing to gamble and wait for the sake of my happiness. Thanks for reading! :-)
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Amy suggestions regarding new certifications or what I can do to make my older experience more relevant!
Wanting to return to entertainment marketing in NYC and worked in the industry previously at a director level.
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How soon after starting a new job would you update your LinkedIn page?
I love my job but my boss is the only negative and if things don't change I will likely need to find new employment. This is my first job in several years. I just reentered the workforce after taking leave.
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