Ever feel worthless because your boss wants to do everything themselves and “doesn’t wanna bother you”? Same here

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I would add: it’s not all on your Manager; this is a two-way street. I would completely ignore “here’s my calendar.” How new are you? Do you know the account? Look at the project tracker, say “I have capacity and want to do this task.” If there is no project tracker, create one. The reason (s)he feels like it’s not possible to delegate to you is because you are making it more work for her, and also showing that you have no idea as to what actually needs to be done on the account (which is fine if you are <3 months in, but really not fine too far after that). Also, I’m sorry as it truly seems like training and maybe even basic processes are lacking where you are, and that is unacceptable. You can’t be expected to just know this stuff, so I hope you understand that’s why I’m telling you here (and it was smart of you to ask). Best of luck!

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Is it that the tasks they “don’t want to bother you with” are things they feel bad about handing over to someone - making copies, data entry, etc? If this happens again you may want to ask what it is or why they feel like a bother. No matter the task it’s an opportunity for you to learn more about the account. Let them know it’s ok. That you are willing to take the smallest thing on as an opportunity to learn more but make a deal that you’ll be open when you feel it is adding to an already full workload. Your boss might not realize how this is making you feel. It is his/her job to help you grow but difficult to do that if they don’t know what works best (or in this case what is not working) for you.

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I had an AD say that she never tapped on me to work because she felt she wasn’t allowed to delegate to me... ALWAYS SPEAK UP

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^ SAM has the best advice. Also go easy on your AE — if theyre anything like me this is the first time theyre managing someone so theyre still learning too. I was the same way because i truly felt like it was my responsibility to do the work. It took a while for me to let go and trust my AAE.

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Best advice I can give: always work with people who inspire you, train you well, and delegate. This is advertising: attrition is high. Move on, get off the account, just stop working for a bad boss.

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