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I’ve got a manager who runs a tight ship: 12 hour days (not busy szn) regularly, no sick days, no company-sponsored events, etc. Mgr makes it miserable. How would you deal with this?

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That is not a tight ship; that is a prison ship! What firm? This shouldn’t be allowed at all

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@OP. Judging by your title, I'm assuming you're also at PwC. If so, please know that this manager is in violation of our US firm policy in denying you sick days. I would strongly advise you to formally report this manager to human resources or to our anonymous complaint hotline (accessible online). People skills are a key focus of our firm, and a manager who fails to understand that has no place moving up the ladder. As for banning the team from speaking during dinner, tell them to kindly shut their mouth 🤐 If the success of their engagement hinges on table talk, then chances are they're a crappy manager.

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Unfortunately, I would begin to look outside. This environment can be toxic over time.

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No sick days? Uh report that to the partner

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How this person became a manager is beyond me.

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The manager is a head-down hard worker. Great at accounting!! Just not so great at managing

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Haha I genuinely did think it was prison the night that we weren’t allowed to talk at dinner. It’s a Big 4 but somehow I feel that putting the firm name on here...I’ll be found out.

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Nope. This situation is common. If it’s pwc let me know we can connect.

Thanks everyone. You’ve confirmed my thoughts - it’s not normal for an engagement. I just started a few months ago and haven’t had an internship before. I figured this was just normal for Big 4. I’ll talk to a mentor about it and see if there’s a way I can get through this.

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OP stop defending this person they have you brainwashed.

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It must be Stockholm Syndrome. LOL

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What level are you? I’m senior II and I would just talk with the manager straight up. If there was no change, I would go over his/her head. This is just a job. That’s ridiculous.

Also I’d like to point out...she might let us have a sick day if someone was dying. We’re all just too scared to ask so suffer in silence. A big part of it is communication. So any communication tips would be really helpful.

I’d leave. Fuck that. Life is too short.

Have you talked to your senior? They might have additional resources you can use. That really sucks

Absolutely start with coach/counselor if any comments to her directly have gone on deaf ears. This sounds miserable on many levels.

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