Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm getting a new assistant at work! I know I shouldn't rejoice, but the young woman I inherited when I got there has been a thorn in my side from day one. We butt heads, to say it mildly. She thought things should be done her way, I thought things should be done my way. With tons more experience, and being the boss, it usually went my way. Not to say I can't bend or give in at times. If she proved her case I had no problem with that.

She was the kind of assistant that rarely backed me up. Especially when I called team meetings. It was as if she would purposely say something that would put me on the spot. I tried explaining to her that it was okay not to agree with a decision I'd made, but that I would appreciate her support in front of the group. Maybe I was expecting too much. Maybe I was wrong.

She's being moved to a different department, and I promoted another woman on the team that already has management skills and experience in her past. She was ecstatic! I think it will be best for all around.

4 comments:

Karen C said...

That sounds like an immediate stress reliever, to me!!

Maria D. said...

Yay! Hopefully this will make for a better day all around!

Tory Richards said...

For sure Karen!

A better life, Maria! I spent the day training my new assistant and I think she's going to be great. She's smart, easy to get along with, proactive, and isn't afraid to make decisions.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie/Tory...Sounds like a win-win all around:) During our working years we spend more waking time in the office than we do at home...it makes sense to have that time be spent in the most pleasant environment possible. ~Nancy