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COlady

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New Boss
« on: June 07, 2016, 12:09:59 PM »
I recently got a new supervisor after working at my job for 2 years. Old supervisor was awesome - he assumed my tasks were going well unless he heard otherwise, answered my questions logically and was all around a nice and genuine guy. He moved on to what was a huge step up for him another company. I've noticed new supervisor watches everything I do. You can see the reflection of my computer screen in my office windown and I notice sometimes that she looks at what I'm doing. I spend time on this forum, I read the news, etc. I need short breaks during the day. The work I do is monotonous. I thought maybe I was just being sensitive and that she was just looking out my window...nope...Internet use was brought up by our director in a group meeting out of the blue a while ago. She definitely said something. Yesterday she came in my office and I happened to be reading something on this site...I'm kind of worried that I'm going to get reprimanded. She also complains about the other staff person that is essentially my peer to me. She always complains about how other staff person comes in at 9 and sometimes leaves early.

What it comes down to, is other staff person and I have always received glowing reviews because we get our work done and do great work. Pick your battles lady! Do I just ignore this and if something is said to me, ask her if there is an issue with my work?

PS - I work part-time since having children and I am at home while writing this!

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Re: New Boss
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 01:30:43 PM »
Your new boss might be insecure and trying to assert her authority. Talking about coworkers to each other was definitely unprofessional.

But, that doesn't excuse any unprofessional behavior on your part either. Many companies (my day job included) block many websites, and the company is justified in asking you to do company work on company time. If you need a break, you could try a trip to refill your water bottle, use the restroom, stand and stretch, etc.

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Re: New Boss
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 02:23:04 PM »
Your new boss might be insecure and trying to assert her authority. Talking about coworkers to each other was definitely unprofessional.

But, that doesn't excuse any unprofessional behavior on your part either. Many companies (my day job included) block many websites, and the company is justified in asking you to do company work on company time. If you need a break, you could try a trip to refill your water bottle, use the restroom, stand and stretch, etc.

I get your point...old habits die hard I guess. But I'll have to make a change.

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Re: New Boss
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 04:46:23 PM »
I look at the internet on my phone. But I feel your pain. I've never lasted that long at a job with a micro-manager.