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Someone thanked me today for giving him a forum where "I can just bitch.  I feel so much better.  I know you probably feel like shit, but I feel better.  So, thank you."  I think his tongue was firmly in his cheek.  He knew I didn't feel like shit, for example.  This was somewhat later in a meeting where I'd felt obliged to remind someone that I was not acting manager of the team.

And I'm not.  I'm a single point of contact from the director maybe, but I'm not "managing".   Very fiddly point, really.  You might say I'm pseudovising.

And that kinda feels like my day.  I swear I did other work.  But mostly pseudovising and a little tiny bit of fixing a mistake I made 2 years ago that has only just come to light.  (It's about firewall rules, but I don't think I should get into that.)

Tonight's activities:  whisky tasting

Date: 2016-01-17 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purplecthulhu.livejournal.com
Over the years I've found that having a colleague with whom one can vent, and who can vent with you, can be very useful.

That colleague has just become our head of group, so my direct line manager. Not sure how this is going to change things - I hope not at all but given recent changes I'm not sure...

Date: 2016-01-18 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] handslive.livejournal.com
True, it can be useful.

I've had something similar happen twice before with co-workers who later became my team manager (very far apart, mind you). I can't keep from viewing things differently as a result, so even if they said it wouldn't change anything, it always did. Possibly more me, than them.

But that wasn't always a negative either.

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