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What is your direct Manager's background?

Survey period: 26 Apr 2021 to 3 May 2021

Have they been in the trenches where you are now or do they bring a different set of skills?

Software Development26737.34
System Analyst638.81
Entrepreneur / Ideas Person365.03
Science / Mathematics415.73
Sales / Marketing456.29
Product Design / Product Manager456.29
They own the company8812.31
I have no manager or boss15721.96
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralI don't have a manager - I'm retired. I do have a wife... PinPopular
Jalapeno Bob27-Apr-21 12:19
professionalJalapeno Bob27-Apr-21 12:19 
Generalstereotypical boss Pin
BernardIE531727-Apr-21 12:16
BernardIE531727-Apr-21 12:16 
GeneralI report to el presidente now. Pin
rnbergren27-Apr-21 4:57
rnbergren27-Apr-21 4:57 
GeneralSoftware Development Pin
Rusty Bullet27-Apr-21 4:40
Rusty Bullet27-Apr-21 4:40 
GeneralI have no manager. I do have a boss. Pin
Slow Eddie27-Apr-21 3:03
professionalSlow Eddie27-Apr-21 3:03 
GeneralMy Gestalt Pin
W Balboos, GHB26-Apr-21 2:19
W Balboos, GHB26-Apr-21 2:19 
GeneralNever had a boss who was not also a developer. Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Apr-21 2:15
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Apr-21 2:15 
GeneralI'm my own boss now, but... Pin
Sander Rossel26-Apr-21 1:53
professionalSander Rossel26-Apr-21 1:53 
Generalwe have great managers Pin
Slacker00725-Apr-21 22:49
professionalSlacker00725-Apr-21 22:49 
GeneralRe: we have great managers Pin
Nelek26-Apr-21 10:27
protectorNelek26-Apr-21 10:27 
GeneralRe: we have great managers Pin
Slacker00726-Apr-21 10:59
professionalSlacker00726-Apr-21 10:59 
GeneralMost of our management comes from the trenches Pin
den2k8825-Apr-21 22:43
professionalden2k8825-Apr-21 22:43 
GeneralQA Pin
Daniel Pfeffer25-Apr-21 22:26
professionalDaniel Pfeffer25-Apr-21 22:26 
My boss' boss started in QA, earned an MBA, and is likely to go a lot further than me.

OTOH, I have much more fun. Smile | :)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.

GeneralFinance Pin
Mathew Crothers25-Apr-21 20:47
professionalMathew Crothers25-Apr-21 20:47 
GeneralRe: Finance Pin
Nelek26-Apr-21 10:26
protectorNelek26-Apr-21 10:26 
GeneralRe: Finance Pin
MKJCP27-Apr-21 3:10
MKJCP27-Apr-21 3:10 

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