Something that is common in the workplace, is what I call “The upside-down umbrella management”. It describes behaviors of managers who act quite the opposite of what they are supposed to. It affects not only themselves, but also their subordinates in the worst way possible. Most of them try to handle every request they receive … Continue reading The management looks like an upside down umbrella
Every year in the middle of May, we receive an excel file regarding the vacation plan. Each employee has to schedule his summer holidays in communication with the rest of his team members by logging in the file. This task has to be finished well in advance. When completed, the file depicts the vacation requests … Continue reading Vacation target days in dispute
You always look into customers' tickets as thoroughly as possible. You provide technical analysis at its best, explaining in well-understood terms the reasoning behind all of your findings. You fill in mandatory fields, writing names and terms, attaching log files, highlighting crucial words or phrases, inserting screenshots, images, video captures, links and emails. After finishing all that, you … Continue reading “Best regards” is a nice thing to say. But do you actually mean it?
Recently, I was Google searching and it caught my eye a reference to the "National Leave the Office Early Day", which is celebrated in the U.S. on June 2nd. It concerns people who work more than forty hours each week. By all accounts, most of us have been through the awkward situation when we don't … Continue reading My supervisor works long hours but I want to leave at five