I am so beyond frustrated. Since when has the work world become some poorly managed? This is a chronic issue among multiple sectors. It seems to stem from companies promoting people (or in my organization, creating new positions under them) and then NEVER giving them any management training. For me, the result always seems to be managers who only know how to be workers and therefor cannot properly delegate tasks. I’m left twiddling my thumbs, asking and even begging for work while to
my boss’s superiors I look like a bumbling, incompetent peon who can’t handle a workload. It is SUPER helpful to my professional development, let me tell you.
I just don’t understand why it’s so hard to give people some management and leadership training if you’re going to make that part of their job. Many jobs require specialized, expensive degrees but when it comes to managing these highly-educated employees, it’s totally fine if you have zero experience in this very necessary skill set?
It’s so infuriating. It makes my boss stressed because her workload is too much, then she takes it out on me and treats me like some kind of buffoon for not doing more. But when I ask her what I can help with or even directly and bluntly ask for her to delegate more work to me, she says she would have to train me on how to do it then. I’ve been in this role 3 years and she is a manager — wtf is the point of my job if not to learn how to support the mission of our office by *gasp* working? So many of my friends have similar issues with management. So why can’t organizations funnel resources into training for these roles?