If you were given a chance of being an employer

India
December 8, 2008 12:33pm CST
Hi all, Many times we face a situation when our senior scolds us for no reason. Please let me know what you would do if you are made senior of that person who scolded you. I will start on this. I will give him work for 24 hours.
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6 responses
@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I can tell you from experience that being a supervisor is not all the fun some people think it is. It usually just means you are the first one to get yelled at by the people above you when something goes wrong. One the flip side, you are the one the people under you look to for advice when things go wrong, or when they don't know how to do something, so it is almost like you get crap thrown at you from both sides. Overall, being a supervisor where I work is not that bad, because I have good people for managers above me, and I have good people working under me for the most part, but it still isn't always fun. The main thing I have to worry about is making sure things get done, and that cleaning and other tasks get done when they are supposed to, but every now and then, things get a little hectic... Overall, though, I like my job...
• India
9 Dec 08
I do understand the pain with being a supervisor and getting jacked from both the sides. I am too experienced in this.
• United States
10 Dec 08
It can be a royal pain in the butt sometimes for sure...
• United States
8 Dec 08
I am in the position where I am the boss in my own business, but I also have a part time job where I am on the bottom rung. I have found that from the top side, if you yell about something at an employee they become defensive and the interaction is negative. On the other hand if you appoach things as problems to be solved, and take time to help in the solution people are more likely to understand why you want something done one way and not another. You also need to pick your battles and decide which things are done that way simply because you like them that way and which things are done a specific way because they matter to the business. From the employee side I have found that asking questions is a great way to get the person to focus on explaining why you do somthing one way rather than being upset that you didn't do it that way. If they can't explain why what you did was wrong it tends to reduce their anger at you. But yes there are some Jerks out there, and I wouldn't spend too much of my life working for them.
• India
9 Dec 08
Hi thats a good approach on the problem solving by this way I think there would be no misunderstandings between the bosses and the juniours.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
8 Dec 08
I would not wait to get in that situation, I have to even things out with the chances I have. I am one of those people who will tell one off, whether they are my superiors or not. Especially if they havent earned my respect! I just tell them stuff back to their face or point out a stupid mistake/ oversight in a group. Makes me look mean here perhaps, but some bosses are real jerks and I couldnt care less what comes of my job, but I have to put them in their place. Ah, the jerks!
• India
9 Dec 08
Hi Sun, I can understand that you have some bad experiences with your boss can you tell your experiences so that we too can feel the pain?
@muru1950 (964)
• India
8 Dec 08
I remember a sentence read somewhere:A junior should never forget that he is a junior and a senior should never think that he is a senior. Coming to your discussions,I will ask him why he has scolded his junior and make him realise that the reasons are not worth his scoldings. I will advise him to look at the problems,not only from his point of view but also from his juniors of point of view.
• India
9 Dec 08
Thanks Muru for your response.
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 08
I wouldn't mention it. I would just try and be a fair boss and only address it if it happened again.
• India
9 Dec 08
Nice job may people have bosses like you.
@chenaiyh (228)
• China
11 Dec 08
seriously,i have no idea about this.when people scolds me for no reason,i may feel so grievance even angry,but after few hours,when i calmed,i always tell myself,there must some reason i don't know and so on.