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 - 10:41pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Thanks for the info Chest....just like I do not know your everyday ins and outs at your job, neither do you about mine. We work very well but nothing is 100% perfect and I work in a high pace industry with huge demands that are most met before but there are some things you can not predict. We have people who work on the latest, greatest new things but that does mean outside influences and media increase the demand for things last minute. If you dont get in right away, you lose. I am confident that everyone knows what needs to be done and we get to see the results in our yearly profit sharing benefit. Makes it worth it to watch my retirement increase by just doing my job and not having to put my own money in :)

You know you should be socking some of your own money away, too, don't you? Lots of companies too big to fail have done just that. Better safe than working as a greeter at Wal Mart until you die...

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:44pm
Thanks regina for the info. I put my own money in 401k every week, it is matched to a certain amount. I would LOVE to work as a greeter at Walmart. Nice, easy, stressless job lol.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:50pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Thanks for the info Chest....just like I do not know your everyday ins and outs at your job, neither do you about mine. We work very well but nothing is 100% perfect and I work in a high pace industry with huge demands that are most met before but there are some things you can not predict. We have people who work on the latest, greatest new things but that does mean outside influences and media increase the demand for things last minute. If you dont get in right away, you lose. I am confident that everyone knows what needs to be done and we get to see the results in our yearly profit sharing benefit. Makes it worth it to watch my retirement increase by just doing my job and not having to put my own money in :)

Almost everything has predicable upside and downside and any company that does not plan for each eventuality is toast.

<. Makes it worth it to watch my retirement increase by just doing my job and not having to put my own money in :)>

So you don't care how they they work? I do, and I'm part of the bottom line. Good luck with that....

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:55pm
Yep, understand that. Company did not start yesterday. What do you mean I dont care how they work?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 11:47pm
I could be wrong, but I believe that she was asking you if you care....hense the question mark.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:51am

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Makes it worth it to watch my retirement increase by just doing my job and not having to put my own money in :)

*cough*Enron*cough*

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:37am
"Trends are predicted by savvy businesses with comprehensive and reactive business plans, and reactions to a change in trends is iterative and never a complete surprise." -------- That was my thinking too. Besides, the business spice girl is in is one where it would behoove the company to drive the trends, not react to them.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:38am
"jamblessedthree wrote:Ha, Your husband cries at movies. " ------ You are trying to mock her because her husband cries at movies? Seriously?
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:41am
"What makes our lives hell most of the time is 2 words, Dr. Oz" ------------ Then your management is lacking. They should 1. have spies on the show, since those shows are planned long in advance and 2. aim to shop ideas to people like Dr. Oz.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 5:40am
Enron indeed. We've been saving aggressively toward retirement for fifty years but 2008 was a serious setback to us. It took us four years to recover. We were aiming to be comfortable enough to allow me to retire at 60 if I wanted. Now it's 62. Luckily, I really like my job and so does DH. He's 70 now with no concrete plans to retire, although he's at least talking about it occasionally.

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