So I told you all about the sales manager that tried to steal my customer and almost lost the account in the process. I was promoted to Director of Sales above him a little after that.
Well he is getting on my ever last nerve. He needs his hand held on everything and takes up more of my time and the other sales managers time asking questions because he doesn't know how to do anything! And I mean anything! Today he asked me how to create a reply. Huh? a reply? yeah you know so it responds, come again, you know of the e-mail, um, do you mean the out of office assistant? Yeah, that's it. So I show him how to put on out of office assistant because you know at 45 and 20 years in the office experience that's a new fangle gadget. The list is really endless, on Monday when we're both back in the office, I am going to start a tally sheet of all the questions he asks the two of us and then give it to him at the end of the week when we sit down to discuss this situation.
Then the next thing that I am trying to curb, is him going to our boss about everything. Now I realize that he used to be problem child's boss and some things could be a matter of habbit, but this is our conversation today:
PC I noticed that the assoc your apart of has a meeting on Thursday, I realize that you have something else planned, but I need you to start attending these again, I think they're important. PC say: Well, I go alot and Mitch doesn't really want me going. Me: well I do so please let me know when the next one is. PC: ok, well I'll talk about it with Big Boss (actual term he used) because it's his budget Me: no, it's my budget and I want you going ok? Silence.
First off, he hasn't been to one in months because I've kept track. Secondly, "Big Boss" wants him to go, they're breakfast meetings so he doesn't want to go. And I swear if he tells me one more thing that "Big Boss" said he wanted I'm going to scream. I have told him repeatedly "well, then "big boss" is wrong because this is how it works." Oh and BB is within earshot of me and never says a word because PC has usually missed the whole point of the message BB tried to convey to him.
Welcome to management baby!