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Any suggestions on how to handle an new team member who thinks he's your manager. Saying things like "thanks for running on this, comments below" in reply alls... or am I overthinking

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I only staff wannabe managers because they'll gladly do my work too if I offer it to them as a real "stretch opportunity"

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Just roll over and let them pet your Timmy

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If it means less work for you, all the power to him. Keep an eye out and make sure he doesn't crash and burn, and be ready to give him feedback when he fucks up.

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It would annoy me. Just do it back to him

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Chill out

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Who has been at the firm longer?

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Me

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OP just want to make sure all his team mates communicate in a style comforting to him. Stay in that comfort zone is important to OP. So let OP be!

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He's trying to lay down who is alpha. Don't let him do it - it sticks

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What do you want him to say instead?

Ask him a really tough question - show him who's boss

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