Alison Simon

great question Tera! I think I have seen too many workplaces at this point which means I have seen too many manager/employee scenarios. The specific scenario I am referring to here is someone who really is a good manager (wants to help out, gets you what resources you need- or tries to -, let’s you take time off when needed, and is generally just supportive of what you are doing) but has no idea what you do or much about the business. I just left a position that was exactly that scenario. My boss was nice and supportive but couldn’t do anything besides “manage” the staff which put us at a disadvantage because there is only so much “managing” that needed to be accomplished while we had an endless supply of work.