In my estimation most managers are quite useless because they merely accepted the position due to the promise of more pay.
In my current place of employment, my managers certainly like to bark orders yet skirt around responsibility for any undesirable outcome. I have given them concerns and they have completely ignored me. The only time they appear interested in doing their jobs correctly is when their superiors are present and they have to put on a good show.
I have three levels of bosses. Supervisors, Assistants, and the Head Manager in order. I very recently had an assistant come up to a group of 3 supervisors whom were standing around and doing nothing and only chastised one for it because of the clique the other two had formed with him. Nepotism and favoritism are rampant in the workforce full stop.
My head manager always gives me a deadpan, dear-in-the-headlights, type of look whenever I bring up a work related inquiry and she has done nothing about them. In one situation, she let a service we were supposed to receive, just leave because in her words it was not her responsibility and I had to take the brunt of the ire from the affected department.
The point in me regaling in brief descriptions of my managerial team is to ascribe to the notion that most managers are just quite bad at their jobs. They were fooled with the promise of financial gains and solvency that an "advance" position brings and did whatever they had to do, said whatever they had to say, to achieve said managerial position. That's not to say that good managers don't exist because they do. Good managers are just extremely rare.
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