has hired the former GM of the company on a temp contract to develop a new program for us. Weird. Her status here is kind of ambiguous. She hired my boss when he started, many years ago, and built the company here, established many of the policies and procedures, etc. Officially, she’s on temp contract but I’ve noticed her asking a lot of perceptive questions and she seems to be onto a lot of the poor business decisions going on here, as well as maybe some of the morality issues. I’ve heard her nagging my boss about some of the projects he’s behind on. I’m not sure what she will do if she figures out some of the really inappropriate stuff going on; is she loyal to my boss because of their previous relationship, or would she blow the whistle and make a power move to take over?!
Today, she made a really perceptive comment and gave me a compliment about an aspect of my job I’m really passionate about. My boss has never given me positive feedback about this, one of my strengths. Little by little, the joy has gone out of my work. She brought a little bit of it back today. So easily.
I long to be managed, to be led, to be directed. This just makes me realize for real that my boss is not good at his job, and that I am not a bad employee but just poorly led.