The damage is done

I have worked at a non profit for a few years, but recently they switched the person at the top. As it’s a super small group, this has changed everything. I’ve decided to leave. Maybe I should have been brave enough to say I don’t like being micro managed, but it feels like a lost cause when suddenly the way I did my job changed in it’s entirety. Gone are the days of thinking I could send an email without them being cc’d. They’ve redone my work so many times it’s actually beginning to make me feel stupid. By redo my work, I mean changed things from ‘we had a great time’ to ‘we all had a great time’. What a waste to pay me and them. So much more could be getting done with the donated money. So glad to give me notice.


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Micromanagement is horrible

Nov 23, 2022 at 10:30pm

I’m sorry you went through that and good for you for getting out.

Communicating your concerns is not a real option with someone that out of touch. It would just lead to sabotage and pain.

You deserve a fresh start in a better environment. Wishing you all the best.

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I feel your pain

Nov 24, 2022 at 7:54am

I’ve recently gone back to work for a small firm, and my boss is also a micro-manager. It’s ridiculous how many times he has actually stood over me and instructed me by dictating exactly what I’m supposed to write, including spelling it out. I’m a senior professional with a background in drafting business communication, and I’m highly qualified, so it’s just bizarre that he acts like this. Not only is it insulting but it’s also a colossal waste of time. It’s driving me crazy and I’m ready to quit.

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Nov 25, 2022 at 4:58pm

I recently quit a toxic work environment. They started timing our bathroom breaks. I left a week later. I am so happy now. I left in July and got a new job in November.

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