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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... Pin
Jalapeno Bob27-Apr-21 11:19
professionalJalapeno Bob27-Apr-21 11:19 
Generalstereotypical boss Pin
BernardIE531727-Apr-21 11:16
BernardIE531727-Apr-21 11:16 
GeneralI report to el presidente now. Pin
rnbergren27-Apr-21 3:57
rnbergren27-Apr-21 3:57 
GeneralSoftware Development Pin
Rusty Bullet27-Apr-21 3:40
Rusty Bullet27-Apr-21 3:40 
GeneralI have no manager. I do have a boss. Pin
Slow Eddie27-Apr-21 2:03
professionalSlow Eddie27-Apr-21 2:03 
GeneralMy Gestalt Pin
W Balboos, GHB26-Apr-21 1:19
W Balboos, GHB26-Apr-21 1:19 
My fearless leader is director of the small group that actually develops software around here and is himeself a damn good DBA. Also a bit of a workaholic, but doesn't expect the same from the rest of us.

We operate simply enough:   he leaves me alone until he needs something. Then I can make it happen for him in any manner (code-wise) I wish. On occasion I'll suggest an idea and if he finds it useful, even potentially, it is done.

Interestingly, since he actually pays attention to company operations and I don't, he often sees more potential in the ideas I have than I do (to be fair, it may be something he was planning and I didn't know about). He puts flesh on the abstract bones. Infrastructure (of code) vs application in production.

Working from home, one thing I miss is arguing in his office on how something should be done - as I've oft said: we may do it his way; we may do it my way; a mixture of both - or something different that came of our arguing - it never mattered to either of us so long as we thought it to be the best solution. As I've said, I've been very lucky in my work-experience.

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GeneralNever had a boss who was not also a developer. Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Apr-21 1:15
Nemanja Trifunovic26-Apr-21 1:15 
GeneralI'm my own boss now, but... Pin
Sander Rossel26-Apr-21 0:53
professionalSander Rossel26-Apr-21 0:53 
Generalwe have great managers Pin
Slacker00725-Apr-21 21:49
professionalSlacker00725-Apr-21 21:49 
GeneralRe: we have great managers Pin
Nelek26-Apr-21 9:27
protectorNelek26-Apr-21 9:27 
GeneralRe: we have great managers Pin
Slacker00726-Apr-21 9:59
professionalSlacker00726-Apr-21 9:59 
GeneralMost of our management comes from the trenches Pin
den2k8825-Apr-21 21:43
professionalden2k8825-Apr-21 21:43 
GeneralQA Pin
Daniel Pfeffer25-Apr-21 21:26
professionalDaniel Pfeffer25-Apr-21 21:26 
GeneralFinance Pin
Mathew Crothers25-Apr-21 19:47
professionalMathew Crothers25-Apr-21 19:47 
GeneralRe: Finance Pin
Nelek26-Apr-21 9:26
protectorNelek26-Apr-21 9:26 
GeneralRe: Finance Pin
MKJCP27-Apr-21 2:10
MKJCP27-Apr-21 2:10 

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