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.