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Boss is in micromanagement mode

Posted on 2014-02-15
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Because of a project gone bad, my BOSS's boss has come in and decided to figure out how all these lights in our server room work. Mind you, I warned them without response of the failure year(s) in advance. Now I am under the microscope... purchases are being audited and consultants brought in to audit our infrastructure. His excuse is to see is their anything better we should be doing. Needless to say I am getting very frustrated with all this. I am sure some of you have gone through this... What do I do? Suck it up or dig up the resume? How do I respond to his micromanagement and attempts to manipulate me.
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You should probably do both... suck it up and make sure your resume is up to date.  Bosses get to do things like that.  And sometimes they go too far and it's time to leave.  In many places, audits are a way of life, especially security audits.  It would be good if your warning to them was in writing and on record...
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by:aplusmiami
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Warning where in emails and verbal. Not sure where all this is leading so I guess I will suck it up and polish up the resume.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Because of a project gone bad - YOUR project, or someone else's???
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Sorry for the delay - The project was a new billing application that was thrown on my desk and I was told to make it work. I setup a test environment and it basically was a pig client/.server app and they wanted to run this across T1's with 20 or so users at each location. I ran wire shark and saw that the client was using 200k/180k... It was never going to happen.  When I spoke my piece all the finger pointing started happening and the consultants where called in.

Long story short... I was let go and a small consulting firm was brought in to manage the network and desktops. Karma is a Bit!h - The consulting firm has billed out over 200k and sold them on new computers and servers and virtualization etc. etc..  The network applications we use to run (lots of them legacy apps) are constantly crashing in a VM/RDP environment (Which I knew would happened). I have been brought back multiple times to correct problems, of course I charged them a premium :-).

So the moral of the story - Getting Micro Managed out of the blue? Polish up the resume and get ready for some change.
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by:Horn E. Towed
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Good news it seems!
Sometimes these things work out.
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Yep ^^^  ^^^
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