I mentioned last week that I am transitioning to a new manager. To say I feel some kinda of way about it, would be quite accurate. My current manager actually hired me when I was a contractor and pushed for me to become permanent.
The VP in his infinite wisdom (!) has decided that he wants to pass the management of the budgeting/accounting of our project to the finance guy he hired originally to do risk analysis and valuations. The new guy that I will be reporting to is a smart dude no doubt, so that’s not my issue. My issue is that he has absolutely NO experience in debits and credits accounting and I suspect that this assignment is so that he can get that experience.
That’s all fine and well. However, I’m somewhat resentful of being a guinea pig for a new manager. However, since I do like my job and the paycheck that accompanies it, I’m going to try to my very best to continue to do a good job and support
handhold this new manager.
I’m going to lunch with my current manager today to get some tips on how to best deal with this new scenario. She mentioned in my review that if it wasn’t a good fit between me and new manager dude, that they would work with me to find something else withing the company, but I’ve been in the game long enough to take THAT with a big old grain of salt. And I owe it to myself and to the company, to be a grown up about this whole thing and at least give it the old college try.
So with that being said, any tips/suggestions/comments/horror stories ya’ll care to share about working with a new manager??