Is it reasonable to assume managers should be able to manage themselves AND others? Apparently management training at my company has failed.
Here is a typical conversation with a member of management:
Me: We need to discuss how to handle this meeting with your employee.
Manager: Really? Do we haaavvve to? (Whining is mandatory for a crappy manager)
Me: In order to lay off your employee, we probably should discuss the meeting before it's held.
Manager: (Sighs heavily) Ok. What do I have to do? How long will the meeting take? Isn't this an HR thing? By the way, what's a budget?
God forbid I suggest we meet before the employee meeting so it appears we have some level of professionalism.
If I was making all the decisions with these layoffs, I would cut out half of management and save a lot of employees their jobs.
On a side note, my company has many more employees who don't know IF they are losing their jobs. Mine is included in this group.