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Job Skills Crackpot employers or something wrong with me?

  1. Aug 3, 2017 #1

    wukunlin

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    OK, I'll do my best to prevent this post from looking like a rant....

    So, I resigned from my previous job in July, making the second resignation in 5 months. The reason being I couldn't live with my supervisors dishing out orders without considering the feasibility at all. For two years, I keep seeing people up there kept having "great ideas" and throwing them down to whoever that has to listen to them and go "implement them." Most of them time I could immediately see practicality issue to these "great ideas," and when I try to discuss about them the reply is typically, "I don't care, I just want results." The most iconic example was that one morning, we got a complaint by another department saying our night shift staff were too busy to help them out on some emergency issue. My supervisor's great idea was to increase number of night shift staff from 2 to 6. I was like dude, we have 4 people in total, and that is including the day shift...

    Anyways, my question is, is this something I just have to live with in any job I do? Or did I have poor decision or bad luck with my job selection in the past?
    FYI I spent over a year in a manufacturing company, the most recent one was a start up and wants to do R&D.
     
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    Chances are not every job will be like that. However it's preferable to assume that it will always be like that.

    I could go on and on about poor decisions made by supervisors and so on. But who am I to judge? Just keep your head down and do what they want until you're in a position to make the decisions. - My 2 cents :p.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2017 #3

    symbolipoint

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    Not all companies are like that. So you had only two positions in a short time. Maybe you are looking to the wrong companies for yourself. Maybe something about your qualifications fits you to this type of company and you have not found those different kinds of companies yet.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2017 #4

    Dale

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    What is wrong with that? It sounds to me like he is asking you to hire at least 8 people.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2017 #5

    StatGuy2000

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    @Dale, it sounded to me that the OP was being asked to take all 4 people and have them do both day and night shifts, plus hire 2 more people.

    @wukunlin, could you clarify?
     
  7. Aug 3, 2017 #6

    StatGuy2000

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    @wukunlin , I'm curious what industries you were employed in. Also, how large are the organizations you worked for -- was it a large company, a small company, a start-up? It's possible that your particular experiences in dictatorial management policies may be more common in certain industries than others.

    Also, what country are you currently living/working in? Your profile indicates that you are from China, but your earlier posts indicate that you studied in New Zealand, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2017 #7

    wukunlin

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    He simply had no clue how many people we had. He wanted to see 4 more people appear magically that night

    1.5 years in a 10000+ people manufacturing (consumer electronics) company, this is where the said example occurred
    and then several months in a start-up of 5 people, the boss wanted to set up an IC design company

    You're right about my profile, I grew up in NZ and came to China. It turned out I prefer busy and lively cities. o0)
     
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