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 - 9:24pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
No regina I am surprised that they have enough work if they were bit by the recession. I have noticed that Lauren has been on this board during the day though lately so I am not sure why the long hours if you can be online so much.

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?

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:10pm

You sound very uninformed about how development, sales and marketing can work to drive business results. I'm not surprised as that is not your role.

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.

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 9:08pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Why do you feel you get along better with men Gesichtgal?

I don't know.  In college, I mostly hung out with DH's male friends, and I find it's often easier to talk to men than women.  I get along with women, too, so maybe it just seems better because I do work with mostly men now?

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:59pm
Why do you feel you get along better with men Gesichtgal?
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:56pm
Again Chest my business does not work that way , 100%. We work off trends. If you dont get on the boat asap, you lose out. Most everything else is a controlled manner but many, many new things have to be done yesterday.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:45pm

bordwithyou wrote:
What about an entire office/staff of only men, SavCal? How would that compare to a mixed gender staff?

Most of my immediate coworkers are men.  I really like it, mostly because I tend to get along better with men than women.  But just to be stereotypical, the office kitchenette and work spaces do seem to be a lot more grungy than the kitchenettes and work spaces where the percentage of women is higher.

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:39pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Chest....well we just work in two different businesses. When the media talks, we have to be on top of it asap. If we wait, we are too late.

We're both in business driven by customer demand in our company's product. How is it different?

My company doesn't wait and react to demand; it's the development, marketing, and sales arms that drives demand. My team provides services for the sales. There is an overall business plan, it's efficient, and it drives company profit and stock price, unlike what you describe.

Reacting to each instance of of unplanned demand sounds remarkably inefficient.

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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:31pm
Always Jam lol. That is a horrible tear jerking movie. I sobbed through it. I would never watch it again.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:28pm
No regina I am surprised that they have enough work if they were bit by the recession. I have noticed that Lauren has been on this board during the day though lately so I am not sure why the long hours if you can be online so much.
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:25pm
Chest....well we just work in two different businesses. When the media talks, we have to be on top of it asap. If we wait, we are too late.

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