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View Poll Results: What is your profession?
Business Person 395 26.51%
Healthcare 147 9.87%
Born Rich 45 3.02%
Married Rich 7 0.47%
Entrepreneur 80 5.37%
Computer Nerd 360 24.16%
Retail 38 2.55%
Unemployed 40 2.68%
Athlete 13 0.87%
Other 365 24.50%
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Old 07-14-2006, 01:05 PM
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:19 PM
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:30 PM
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:49 AM
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Aha.. does your career have some "shocking" episodes? a friend of my parents is an electrician and i love to make jokes about electricity with him.. like when he comes over.. i always ask... "so have you fixed anybody's shorts?" He then laughs all the time then he responds with "Yep.. sure did... and I "light" up your life" Its a big gas! its really funny! btw. I start College in 2 weeks guys. I am going to school to study International Business and German as a Double Major and then Chinese and Korean as Minors.

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Old 07-29-2007, 01:44 PM
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:59 PM
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:26 PM
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Retired middle manager.
What exactly is a middle manager? I've never understood the term.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:50 PM
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:56 AM
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What exactly is a middle manager? I've never understood the term.
In my case, I supervise the first line supervisors who supervise the professional workers.

The professional workers do the actual work.

The supervisors monitor, train, schedule, assign jobs, provide security reviews, rate and manage the performance of the professional workers.

I supervise the supervisors, train them, hold them accountable for their employees performance, hire, fire, promote and demote employees and supervisors, coordinate resources among the supervisors units, establish priorities and set goals, and generally run the office through the supervisors.

I also interact with upper management out of the office. I adjust office resources to meet organizational objectives, I maintain liasons with other operational components and with staff components, I meet and deal with out of office people. etc.

Hence, I am the middle manager between the first line supervisors who run my individual office and the upper management structure. I also communicate with my peers in other offices.

Or I did, until I retired.

Everyone wants to work in a well managed office.
Everyone wants to work, in a well managed office.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:59 AM
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In my case, I supervise the first line supervisors who supervise the professional workers.

I also interact with upper management out of the office. I adjust office resources to meet organizational objectives, I maintain liasons with other operational components and with staff components, I meet and deal with out of office people. etc.

Great description .

I've always said, "A middle manager is a manger whose direct reports are managers and reports to managers" but I like your description much better.
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:39 PM
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:41 PM
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"Everyone wants to work in a well managed office.
Everyone wants to work, in a well managed office."

Well said, Kamdog!
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:57 AM
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:36 PM
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:09 AM
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Used to be a computer tech guy. Now I've switched for a more exciting lifestyle. Tech servicing wire component machines for the a goodyear tire plant. Used to just worry about getting fat. Now I get to worry about possibly loosing a limb or screwing up a machine worth a few million dollars. Thank God I'm good at what I do.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:51 PM
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:10 PM
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:01 PM
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:23 AM
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:17 PM
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:37 AM
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