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SM gave me a task I knew nothing about and asked me to make a slide, then said "Wow, this is super rough!" - how do I work on this? Or should I just shake it off?

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Question is, Y the F%#^ are you working on a a Saturday?

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Welp hopefully you reminded him when you sent the file back that he hadn't provided you context a certain pieces. Tough situation - what it sounds like you may need to work on is expectation setting if you feel he was genuinely disappointed or anything. But he sucks if he expects you to magically come up with knowledge you don't have.

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Ask if he/she has an example to show you so you can better grasp her ask

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OP, that SM is a jerk. Poor management at it's finest. Ask him how it can be improved and if he does not give you any feedback let it drop. This is his issue not yours.

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Did he or you establish expectations on the slide beforehand? How much time did you let go by before sending something? How rough was it and why? (Phrasing)

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Well since you had no context, did you tell him that? Did you ask for context?

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This was Thursday but I'm still thinking about it

I ran out of things to do (next phase of project starts next week) and he said "here, do this!"
I didn't send him anything, he pinged me and asked to see what I had so far. It was rough, I think, bc I had no context to what I was doing

I did, but he said he'd tell me later, which turned into never

If I give you a word, that's a slide; if I give you a sentence, that's a full deck

Poor management....fool me once shame on you....now that this person has shown his stripes in the future I'd suggest asking for more clarity and an earlier checkpoint. Also possible that he's just having a bad day....happens to us all

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