Six String wrote:A micromanager without a sense of urgency sounds like a self flagellating blowhard. Happy trails! I'm constantly amazed at today's business world where people change jobs like socks. I think I feel grateful for working when I did. The lack of continuity would have given me a heart attack at some point. I hate job interviews and only did a handful in my life. Saved again. You alaways come through fine so you must be doing something right.
Sometimes I feel like a guy who's been married five or six times and wonders why he can't find the right girl.
I've never had a job for more than five years so I've learned to always keep my resume current and I have enough experience that I've done every facet of my professional discipline. I think of it like being a baseball manager in that there's a certain shelf life for marketing people until a company finds they want a new one.
The problem with Silicon Valley is that at a certain age you're considered old and at 56, I'm that guy. I walk into interviews with gray hair on the sides at it's over.
My boss is one of those insecure people that tries to cover his flaws with an authoritative front - which I think feeds into his control freakiness.
He's a hoarder too. My co-worker joked to him a year ago when he came back from vacation that I was going to throw away all his old crap while he was out and his eyes got round like saucers. He has tradeshow carpeting stashed in our storage area, for example, which will never ever be used. We just rent that shit from the exhibit hall folks.
He thinks he's fooling people, but his nickname around here is "Last Second Lionel," because he can never focus on stuff until the very last minute. It drives me crazy because I hate to leave stuff until the very end. But hey, it seems to work for him. He hasn't really suffered from it yet as far as I can tell.