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 - 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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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 - 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 - 10:44pm
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 - 10:41pm

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 - 10:34pm
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 :)
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:27pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
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 :)

I think I know how management works and I think your impression of how the company works is ...uniformed. I do know what your company does, vitamin, supplements...etc. If they can't manage their staff efficienty due to Dr Oz, they' are "doing it wrong".

Billion dollar companies fail with poor management.

<my many years of experience holds rein over what your company does>

Really? I know you have no rein [[sic] of what my company does.We plan

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:16pm
Yes.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:11pm

Thanks for the insight Peachy. Has your dh worked long for his company?

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 10:05pm
Just pointing out that 1) you aren't the only one who works for a billion dollar company; 2) your experience is yours, mine is mine, and both seem to be different the chestnut's; 3) given the information that you've shared, your experience sounds similar to mine.

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