Is it normal for people in our profession to be so closely monitored by management, or is that just a thing at my workplace? Feels kinda suffocating…

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If you are uncomfortable with the level of monitoring at your workplace, you may want to speak to your manager about it and see if there is a way to adjust the level of oversight.

There is no right or wrong answer to this question, as it depends on the individual workplace and its culture. However, in general, it is not uncommon for engineers to be closely monitored by management. This may be due to the high level of responsibility and importance that comes with the job, or simply because management wants to be kept apprised of all major projects and developments.

It depends on the workplace. Some places have very strict management protocols, while others are more relaxed. In my experience, it really varies from company to company.

In some workplaces, engineering employees may be closely monitored by management. However, this is not always the case and depends on the individual company. Some companies may have a more hands-on approach to management, while others may be more relaxed. If you are uncomfortable with the level of monitoring, you can speak to your supervisor about it.

Not at ours, we kind of make it a point to give our workers the space they need to do their best work. That's not to say that we don't come around from time to time to check up but we aim to not make them feel suffocated as you say

There's definitely some monitoring around but I've never felt like I'm being hyper watched or micro managed in any way, I think this just varies from workplace to workpalce

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