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open thread – March 15-16, 2024 — Ask a Supervisor

I don’t fully know if I’m asking for recommendation or simply need to vent my annoyance.

I moved into a brand new function that I like love love final 12 months. Nonetheless, we’ve completed a little bit of restructuring and that supervisor was moved to a special staff. As a result of area of interest nature of my function, I’m now reporting to totally different of us for various facets of my job. We’re on the highest govt stage in my org so this sort of construction just isn’t fully irregular.

The supervisor that indicators my paychecks oversees the bottom precedence areas of my work; they don’t supervise anybody else and by no means have at our org. From appearances, it seems like they got supervision of my grunt work and assigned all of the grunt work of supervising me (paperwork) as a result of the opposite managers had an excessive amount of different excessive precedence work to take it on.

This supervisor had an entire assembly with me about how they weren’t inquisitive about oversight and actually had been simply there to help me as wanted or to bounce concepts round. However they instantly rotated and acquired extraordinarily in my enterprise.

Not even every week after the re-org, they claimed a activity that had been assigned to me as a result of they felt their expertise doing related work at a special org over a decade in the past made them extra certified to take it on. It is a activity I had been doing for two years in a special division of the identical org up till 6 months in the past. I didn’t need to do the duty anyway and was completely satisfied to allow them to have it, however I’m feeling some type of manner about the way it occurred.

There was one other activity which I felt they had been hinting about eager to take as nicely as a result of “X in Y division had already forwarded them an electronic mail about that activity so it looks like of us assume I’m taking that over too”. That is one other factor I don’t need to do. It’s the bottom precedence and influence of all my work and I’d be completely satisfied to let it go in the event that they requested. However I acquired irritated that they wouldn’t simply come out and say what they needed so I used to be somewhat infantile about it and pretended to not decide up on the hints and simply stated I’d be certain that to make clear that I’m the useful resource for this activity so there’s no confusion.

The supervisor went on to coordinate a name to introduce me to the contractor supporting this activity. After all, I’ve been working with this contractor for six months and already know them and the outgoing supervisor already notified them of the change. However New Supervisor, who has by no means met this contractor or been in any respect concerned on this work, took it upon themselves to become involved with out asking any questions.

Then, after we acquired a really minor query concerning the activity, I instantly resolved it regardless that it was not pressing or excessive precedence as a result of I anticipated this new supervisor being bizarre about it. I notified them of the decision and even despatched a observe up once I found new, associated information. Solely to seek out out later that this supervisor had been going round checking in with everybody concerned on this activity and re-doing all of the work I had simply completed. They acquired the identical consequence however I acquired lots of lengthy emails explaining what they did and why — explanations I didn’t want as a result of I did the identical factor earlier than they did it!!

I’m going to allow them to understand it looks like they’re very invested on this work and they need to undertake it fully if it’s going to take up this a lot of their bandwidth. There’s no sense in each of us dedicating this a lot time to one thing that’s low influence and low complexity. We’re speaking ordering printer paper in comparison with designing insurance policies and procedures on the request of our governing physique which are more likely to be examined in courtroom. The paper must be ordered but in addition we should always endeavor to spend as little time on it as we are able to.

This individual is simply driving me insane. I’ve by no means felt protecting of my work or like my ego was in any manner fragile, however I’m beginning to get offended by the 20 minute explanations of processes that they don’t appear to appreciate I created. I perceive that I’m in all probability taking this too personally or enjoying some function in it, but in addition I simply need to be irritated that they by no means ask a single query and assume I want issues defined to me. I like studying new issues however I get extraordinarily irritated having my time wasted on issues I already know.

Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.



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