Do women or men make better bosses?

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Do women or men make better bosses?
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 4:10pm

I realize you can't generalize when it comes to gender, you can find good and bad in both of them.  I was just curious what everyone's experiences have been when it comes to management, if you've have a better experience with a man versus a woman.   

In your experience, who have been the better bosses?  Did your experiences differ when it came to the position you were in, the career path you were on, or whether you had children at the time or were childless?  

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:00pm
Sorry to hear that Peachy.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:58pm
Hubby works for a billion dollar company, but their marketing department sucks.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:54pm
I didnt say the marketing dept did, I said Dr. Oz does lol Since you do not know how our company is run, it is suffice to say that my many years of experience holds rein over what your company does. It is a billion dollar company and making more everyday so I think they got it down how the industry works :)
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:41pm

double post - whoops?

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:39pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Nope, know how it works. Familiar with the marketing dept. What makes our lives hell most of the time is 2 words, Dr. Oz lol

Well, if the marketing department makes "our lives hell most of the time is 2 words, Dr. Oz", then there is something wrong with the marketing and sales plan. If the marketing dept doesn't know Dr Oz is going to talk about some supplement or another then they are incompetent. Good Dr Oz talk should be in the plan and as well as bad Dr Oz talk.I imagine marketing is involved with all good or bad Dr Oz talk, and if not, you need some new marketing people.

This is not rocket science.

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:39pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
G--just b/c they were hit by the recession doesn't mean they won't have work. My best friend just bought a struggling business. She's working 80/hr work weeks--there isn't a lack of things for her to do. In fact, she's working HARDER trying to drum up business b/c of the crappy economy.In any case, having been acquainted w/Lauren for well over 11 years now, I don't doubt that she's doing the work of two people at work. This certainly isn't the first time she's referenced it. In fact, I remember well her talking about the eliminated position when it was eliminated. Why are you trying to make her into a liar?

If I had to pick one person from this group who works the hardest, I think Lauren would win.  And this a group of very hard-working women!

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:32pm
I would have to agree, Geschichtsgal.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:31pm
You never used the word "liar"...but you certainly implied it. It really isn't that difficult to understand that when one person does the work of two (or more) that the number of hours one works would increase as well. And haven't we been down the "hours" road before? Not all jobs are 9-5.... Why should it matter to you what hours she is working or posting?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:26pm
Never called her a liar so do not put words in my mouth.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:25pm
Nope, know how it works. Familiar with the marketing dept. What makes our lives hell most of the time is 2 words, Dr. Oz lol

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