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Advice on dealing w/ difficult mgr? Specifically, she pushes team hard to get things to her review. Mgr doesn’t look at for 10-14days, then sends review comments and asks for updates by EOD/tmrw. Also not uncommon for her to interrogate team members about time they have charged, despite detailed time descriptions and hours being reasonable/in budget. Been 8 months working w her. I get anxious b4 mtgs w her. I have been interviewing. Unreasonable to ask counselor to roll off these engagements?

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Set meetings to walk through work product w her live a day or two after delivery.

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Ask to roll off and bite the bullet

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Sounds like your seniors need to grow a pair. Also, just curious, what are the SM and partners like on the job? We often mirror how we were taught so maybe give her a break?...

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I’m the senior on this one, no SM involved. I’ve worked directly with this particular partner on a few occasions and they’re relatively laid back, have never seen them act like this— though I realize it’s possible I just haven’t seen that side of the partner. For what it’s worth, seems like this manager has their staff/seniors rotated more than any other manager.

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Definitely ask to roll off. You can mention some of these issues but also frame it as you’re not learning from this manager too. That carries a bit more weight

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Tell her to calm the heck down and you can work without her holding your hand

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Give her constant updates

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