Micro-manager

We have a manager at work who is so busy with policy stuff, he was rarely available to us as a team. Nice guy but a bit of a macro-manager. We have now hired someone for middle management and he is turning out to be a micro-manager…

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The new guy hasn’t started picking fault yet, but all the signs of a beginning micro-manager are there… I get that he wants to understand what I (and others in my team) do but when he starts telling me to ask permission to occasionally work from home (I really think I am old enough to decide for myself when to work from home or not – most days I’m at the office anyhow!) or he looks at me sceptically because he thinks my workload isn’t enough (hope I cured him from that when I sent him my work list), then I start feeling hemmed in and my irritation rises to an extremely high level!

I think I’d rather have the macro-manager back who lets me get on with things as I see fit and where I see fit (and it’s been going very well for the past year and a half now).  I get that the new guy wants to find his place but leave me the f alone and let me do my thing! I’ll call you if I need you…

Sorry, just venting for a bit. This situation shall not prevail in the long run, I will work towards that!