How to go about working with a nice manager whose a bit incompetent on the things that matter to me?
June 29,2023 at 6:16PM UTC
The hard part is this is not a toxic manager or someone I dislike. They're great in all the "bedside" manners, but when it comes to supporting me to be successful, they fall short. They also themselves admit they sometimes are "unfocused", are "distracted easily" and mostly are a people pleaser to the detriment of others, (in this case me).
My job is not terrible, and I'm thankful for that. But when I try to get things done and there are roadblocks, this manager is just very poor at removing them from a managerial level. Note, I cannot remove these roadblocks myself, thus I go to my manager who either 1) talks to that person they manage that are a roadblock or 2) talk to another manager of someone on a different team who is a roadblock, but the manager does neither. They just expect me to "go with the flow" even though that causes me to be behind on my work and thus effects the overall effectiveness of my work, when it's not executed on time.
I try to manage up, which works when I remind them to do things they say they will, but when they don't support me the way I want them to or need them to, in order to do my job, there's not much I can do.
Overall if this was a toxic manager, I would be looking to leave. But overall, everyone is nice, just super incompetent in levels that are hard for me digest.
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