Media Wizards

Just started a new job and a person in the team with an equal position is clueless and keep asking me ideas about the project that she’s managing and taking crazy notes of my ideas. What should I do?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
works at

I'll give her answers! I have too many ideas! Give her one or two.. see if she gives you credit whenever she uses them. If yes, she's a keeper. If no, then start plotting. Talk loudly, ask her oh wow! This is an interesting problem, how about we do a large brainstorm session, where you invite more ppl and YOU have all the great ideas. It's fun! You're not doing this intentionally, you just want to be a team player... stage it right.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

We've all been there. Guide her to where she can find the info. she's looking for vs. giving her the info. You'll be seen as helpful, but you won't be doing her work for her.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

She’s asking an idea to build a strategy and also ideas to respond a request for ‘new ideas’ so can’t really lead her anywhere else and I’m spoon feeding her what she needs and feel not happy about it while I even haven’t proved myself in the company.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Maybe you are her replacement

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Maybe you are about to be her boss... Perhaps, that’s up to you.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

To make sure that I am a team player and build relationship with that person by helping but also gain credits on my ideas?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Stop providing the answer. Ask questions back that leads them to the what their ideas are. Or just say you’re busy.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

You could try herding cats. Ask her open ended questions that force her to think about her open projects. If she still can't hack it, find a way to be too busy to discuss. I mean unless you have hiring power. Then put her on a 30- or 90-day plan to get her act together.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Is this person your peer? Do you have the same manager?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Help but force them to think. If they take, make sure you get credit.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Good points above..,how you approach it from a different angle? Present the solutions as a team, this will help her get the job done but also makes sure you get some of the credit. Also helps you look like a real team player. “Hey boss, I was talking to Jane about solving X problem. WE thought that Y would work. What do you think?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

let the person drown

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Going through a breakup, have a work related all nighter in front of me, and tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day 🤦‍♀️ rough times

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What’s big4 doing here

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Touch the donkey in the ways it’s hair grows... is this well known phrase?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Going through a breakup sucks when all you see on Instagram are proposal posts 😢

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Zillion beers anyone?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Just resigned from D for a VP role in tech. Excited to get off of the road in the DC area and ready to meet some good guys. Young 30’s - single W female. PM me if u want to grab a drink.

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

SO has issues keeping it up. I’ve asked what I can do to make it easier/more enjoyable/etc. but he just has to be in a very specific mood. Understandable but disappointed as I have a higher drive

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Delta club WiFi password?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

In response to project Ada and the giant push for more women to get certs (👏🏼), are there any plans to recognize the women who hold the 6% of AWS certs?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Can a President in their second term be impeached for something they did during their first term?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Do you think considering someone your best friend requires that they also consider you as their best friend?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Been noticing some one/people had been peeing all over the toilet seats in the woman’s bathroom here in BK... please clean up after yourself.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My brother and his fiance want to go to the beach for their honeymoon, as my brother's fiance has never seen the ocean. Fellow fish, where should I send them?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How do you break up with someone when there’s no real issue? They’re great and all, you just know they aren’t the one for you?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Shows similar to The Stranger or Safe on Netflix? Really enjoyed those!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Where can a 22 year old guy meet smart and ambitious people that are business oriented?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Which hotel beds have the firmest mattress? Fish with herniated disc here. I am tired of being in pain with soft hotel beds.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How many dates do you go on before inviting someone over/accepting someone’s invite to go over to their place?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Is it just me or does anyone absolutely hate what they do

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Looking an affordable (<$100) leather band watch watch with a simple face. For a man, not looking to say “I’m rich” but “functional and tasteful.” Worn with grey suits and biz-casual. Thanks for recs!

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Download the app for more exclusive discussions.