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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Jul 2012 8:08 pm

davidcf wrote:I'm lucky to have a good local boss.


You are lucky as you have a PM as well. Read it very carefully.

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Postby macaroonie » Wed, 18 Jul 2012 8:10 pm

Er what just happened here?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 Jul 2012 8:20 pm

Quite simple really.

You have a newbie on their first day racking up their post count (often so they can PM/spam people). In this case their first 5 posts in ten minutes consisting of the likes of ...

- Oh yes I agree
- Yes, that is my experience too
- It is very good, shopping is also fun
- I like shopping
- I'm lucky to have a good local boss

... and so the inanity of it all goes on. Trouble is that is you 'Follow' topics with e-mail alerts each piece of such drivel from a topic you follow e-mails you, and invites you go and read it. And you don't know it's drivel until you have done so. This is a complete PITA, and clutters the forum.

Plus the protagonist's profile is set-up as a spammer would. So basically it's pollution limbering up to filthify the forum, until SMS bombed his railtrack.

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Postby macaroonie » Mon, 06 Aug 2012 2:07 pm

What are people's experiences with local bosses compared to expat bosses?

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Postby beppi » Mon, 06 Aug 2012 2:39 pm

My own, personal experience:
The two best bosses I ever had (out of approx. 15) were Malaysian Chinese. The two worst ones were German, one of them supervised (or should I say a**holed) me in Germany, the other in Asia.

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Postby macaroonie » Sat, 11 Aug 2012 1:14 pm

Beppi what happened?

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Postby Herman S » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 3:50 pm

nakatago wrote:To be fair, arsehole managers are not confined to locals. You can find them anywhere in the world.


I'd like to second this sentiment, I've worked for bosses who are local and expats, and in my opinion, the most accurate indicator of how you'll be treated actually depends on your boss's individual personality, temperament and values.

I have not yet been able to draw any form of reliable assumptions about a person's character just based off his/her country of origin.

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Postby Darthcoder » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 6:08 pm

This topic popped up at the appropriate time for me lol.

My boss left the company a week ago and a week in with my new boss I realise my ex-boss's value. My ex-boss was a great guy, never bothered with the usual office BS (What time am I coming in and all that), gave me all the independence and permission for everything I needed (company sponsored phone, trainings, Work from home etc etc) and a week in with my new boss just seems so fkn grumpy and seems already caught up in the office politics and is like "What time do you come in?" and all that stuff. I really need to get a move on now I guess.

My ex-boss was a Singaporean Chinese Guy and my current boss is a Singaporean Indian Guy (same nationality as me :@).
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Postby sensei_ » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 7:32 pm

Darthcoder wrote:my current boss is a Singaporean Indian Guy (same nationality as me :@).


dont take this too personally, but in my working life, i have found indians generally to not be able to get along with others. it seems that they love to talk big, and deliver very little. also they tend to be very power hungry; so if you give them abit of authority they tend to overexercise their authority beyond the original scope.

this has been a general trend in both australia and singapore, and more prevalent amongst those from the subcontinent.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 9:37 pm

I would never consider working for a local boss unless I knew him well enough to know this would not happen. I would think twice about working an ITT MBA holder.

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Postby macaroonie » Wed, 05 Sep 2012 9:14 am

Some say that we should not base our decision to leave a job based purely on the boss as bosses come and go. But we should base it on the job scope and whether we are doing something we really like. I am not entirely sure i agree 100% with this, but there is some truth in it.

With regards to those 'originally' from the subcontinent, why do they do this? Talk big and deliver little and also intimidate you to do what they want instead of seriously thinking through issues? I've noticed it aswell in quite a few people.

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 05 Sep 2012 10:57 am

macaroonie wrote:With regards to those 'originally' from the subcontinent, why do they do this? Talk big and deliver little and also intimidate you to do what they want instead of seriously thinking through issues? I've noticed it as well in quite a few people.


Although I tend to agree, but like Nak said, some :mad: :mad: :mad: managers/bosses are not confined to people from some specific subcontinent/race.
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