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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 
My first boss was the stereotypical boss. "Faster Faster" never "Better" or even "Good". I became a better even more productive programmer when I decided to simply ignore him and aim for "Good". I hope he's rotting in heck somewhere. He was rather abusive to me but kissed the backside of the lead programmer who I hated and was who quite adept at office politics. An intelligent fellow but who wrote all the bugs in the final project but never suffered for it while my total absence of bugs was unrecognized.

At another company I reported to the lead programmer on one occasion. An intelligent fellow but when I walked into his office I immediately felt a swarm of bees buzzing inside my head which disappeared upon departure. Thankfully I only had to do so once.

I usually reported to my immediate supervisor another programmer on the team. I didn't think much of her skill. She seemed slightly resentful when I fixed her mistakes without her permission. Sit her down in front of a game and put a mouse in her hands and she was a wiz. We got along well enough. She even once made a pass at me which I ignored.
- Cheerio
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 
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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