How to communicate with a manager that doesn’t want to communicate?
I’m at my wit’s end.
My new manager who joined for 2 months, is slowly cutting my colleague and I off, and keeping us in the dark about almost everything. This was after we tried talking to her to get things moving. We have upcoming events as early as next month but no specific instructions coming from her even now.
Everything is just hanging in the air, and even the general direction keeps changing too. It’s so hard to do anything even if we want to take the initiative. If we keep waiting, we are going to get scolded by top management for sure.
My colleague and I have talked to our General Manager about this issue but we were told to give her more time and chance. It is apparent to the people below her that she is incapable of doing the job, but the top management wants to let her try.
It is so demoralising to go to work nowadays, and I loathe her presence. I contemplated leaving my job because of her but now I think why should I be the one to leave this somewhat wonderful company.
What else can I do while I hope for her to leave the company?
Here are what netizens think:
- Unless you are working in a uniform group where you strictly need to take orders from your superiors, you (or your colleagues) can step up and cover things that she should be doing. I’m sure your GM will notice that you step up and assist the new manager and it will look good for you during your next performance review.
- Get her resume (thru LinkedIn or something), send it to other employers.
- Samw thing happened to me. That manager got terminated shortly before 3 months.
- Hope u wont be the next one to go. U already say your new manager. Why dont give people a chance to learn? U also once a newbie. Why go behind people back and talk to management. If u were in her shoes, how u feel? Correct me if i am wrong, u wanna to prove to management, u can take over her role?