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 - 3:40pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>LOL, the bosses with SAH spouses were the worst, It must be pretty important to know what the spouses of bosses do...</blockquote></p><p> </p><p>I don't know about SAH spouses, but it's been my experience that bosses with spouses can sometimes be tough to deal with.  It seems that they can lack (or lose) a personal frame of reference wrt an employee's personal time.  The CEO where I currently work is among the world's worst.LOL  He doesn't get that when I'm working 60-70 hours a week, that's 20-30 hours that things are not being done at my house.  And 20-30 fewer hours a week of laundry, cat poop-scooping, bill paying, grocery-getting, vacuuming, etc. really REALLY adds up.  Yes, he works longer hours than I do, but when he gets home all of that has been taken care of by his wife. </p>

So he's a bad boss b/c he's got a SAHW who does everything for him that you have to do yourself? 

 


 


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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:41pm
Did I say that?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:42pm
Yes Jam I agree, bosses jobs are not supposed to worry about what you need to do outside of work but to make sure the work is getting done for that job.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:45pm
Only you have explained what emotional bosses mean too cchick, Thank you. Is crying a bad thing IYO?

 


 


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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:45pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Do you think a principal's job is above a director of special ed Bord? I don't know, Maybe it is. Or maybe its b/c he is a guy and had more strength to deal with the issue!

Why would a man have more strength to deal with an educational issue than a woman?  Or did you mean that he threatened to beat them up or something?

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:47pm
Yep, you did. When asked to define "manly" you stated, "Someone who doesn't cry in public, portraits a strong demeanor." I then asked, "In other words, someone who acts professionally?" Your response was yes. So, according to your definition, manly = proffesional.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:48pm
No, I don't think crying is a bad thing (you haven't seen my husband watching movies lololol) but I think when you are at a job (especially if you are supervising others), you need to be as professional as you can. A women crying is seen to many men as them being weak and not being able to do their job as they can't handle the stress.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:49pm
And?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:49pm
No, but a *good* boss cares about his/her employees, and understands that they have lives outside of the work place.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 3:50pm
And what?

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