I can't work with my manager!
I know, very emotive, and I'm very angry at the moment, but my manager is driving me mad!
Background: last year I worked in a fairly complex organisation with two managers both of whom I loved. In November we were reorganised and I got a new manager, who was also new to the company.
Today we had our first team meeting. Some of the team wern't there, because they hadn't been invited because after 3 months and numerous conversations she still isn't sure who is in her team. She asked today if certain people should be in her team. As the org chart her boss produced before christmas was so wrong we couldn't tell, we (her team) have no idea who she should be managing. But I think she should!
I made a presentation and she commented on some work included in it. I had sent it to her 2.5 months ago, but she hadn't read the email. She doesn't do email, but then she doesn't take action after conversations or meetings. And if you do have a meeting she'll keep you waiting till 3 or 4pm when the meeting's booked for 10. She's completely disorganised, and is still calling me to ask for phone numbers of her team on a daily basis.
This week I've done 50+ hours because she's given me so many projects to 'help her with' (read do, because she has so little understanding of our business model, processes or who she needs to talk to that she can't do them herself) but she sent an email to her boss, telling him how successful 'we'd' been with a customer based on my work, without giving me any credit.
During today's professional update about legislation which came in 6 months ago and has a direct bearing on our role, she made so many 'oh really' comments that I was convinced it was all new to her. And when she confessed that in the last week she had directly contravened said legislation I was convinced.
The final straw was her telling the team, during the meeting, in graphic detail about how her boyfriend had dumped her because she drove drunk to his house and crashed her car in his driveway. I can't begin to tell you how angry it makes me that anyone in her position would be so unprofessional.
I've asked what her goals are, in order that I can work more effectively with her, but she told me she didn't know. In Disc terms she's all I, and I'm lots of D, but I also have a lot of I and I can't work out why I can't at least tolerate her. But I now feel total contempt for her and I don't know how I'm going to get through the weeks until I can find a new job.