September 8, 2015 Issue

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5 Responses to “September 8, 2015 Issue”

  1. Kristi Says:

    I loved this article today. I am third in line in the chain of command, but the boss is out a lot and second in command isn’t as open door, so everyone in our office comes to me for advice, encouragement, to ask for time off, to discuss a grievance, etc. I handle most things, but when it is something that has to go before the boss, I will e-mail it to him, and have at times signed the e-mail with my name, title, and additional “babysitter” title.

  2. Elizabeth Schuh Says:

    Hi Glen,

    I wish I had known you were going to be in Wausau – I would love to have attended your seminar here. You couldn’t be more right in your assertion that being a boss is like being a parent. Speaking as someone who does NOT have children (by choice), I can tell you that I have little tolerance for the childish antics I see in some of my employees. And some of them are my age (squarely middle)!!! I do see a lot more with the younger generations, the lack of general work ethic and the desire to do as little as possible and still collect a paycheck and when they don’t get their way, they do throw what can only be described as a temper tantrum. I had even had one of my employees, when being tasked with something by their team lead, exclaim loudly and with much consternation…. “You’re not the boss of me!!”… Unreal.

  3. Mandi Says:

    Hi Glen,

    I enjoyed reading this article today. As a parent and a manager it really made me laugh! Thank you for putting this very real problem into a realistic and comprehendable example. I think this will be very beneficial for my managers and staff.

  4. john knuth Says:

    oh, so true. Glenn, there are lots of Parenting helping courses throughout society – where do we get the business management equivalents to parenting, because you have struck this comparison on the head ! All of you out there, what can a poor manager do ?

    John Knuth Midwest Sound and Lighting – Omaha NE

  5. Cathy Phillips Says:

    Glenn, you took the words right out of my mouth. I have said this for years, and I agree 100%. Employees will test you, push you, try to manipulate you and every other action that children do to get their way. I say ‘your mother doesn’t work here’ so you need to ______! It’s so true.
    On a brighter side, I have been interviewing for part-time workers, and I’m in a college town so I’ve had lots of interviews and responses. It is extremely reassuring to meet these college kids that want to work, know how to show up for the interview on time, dress appropriately, speak grammatically correct during the interview, and spell correctly on their resume. I am excited that not all of this new upcoming generation is below par. There are still some great parents out there! Parents, keep up with the challenge — your kids will make you proud one day!

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