As this person asked this question I remembered the time I had a similar manager.
She would give me work & monitor me after every one hour. I was a software engineer.
One day she sneaked behind me & shouted
“Dont check emails do some work instead”
I was just responding to an official email.
Our internet was blocked so in either case we could not do much.
She would give me work at 6 pm when she was leaving for the day
“Make sure you finish this by tomorrow morning before I come to work”
She would give me so much work that I had to work till midnight everyday. If I could not finish the next day I was yelled at.
We were expected to work on all weekends, no leaves were allowed.
I remember one day I went to her at 5.30 pm as she was getting ready to leave.
I requested her if I could leave by 6pm. She said
“Do you want to take half day leave?”
Everyone was treated like resources.
The good part was that I learnt like crazy and learnt fast. Soon I got a very good role with a very good organisation.
Have you experienced a helicopter manager?
What did you do about it?
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