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Old 05-27-12, 02:50 AM
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Re: Do you work better unsupervised?

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I always needed someone to check up on me, but i've always worked my best alone. I hated group projects in school.
Oh, ME TOO. I always had better ideas than the other people in the group, but kept my mouth shut because I was shy.
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Re: Do you work better unsupervised?

I do better without constant supervision or "hovering." That feeling of being constantly scrutinized and questioned just makes me anxious and unable to focus on doing my job well. I also hate interruptions while I am working, especially when I'm in mid-project and someone else keeps asking me to stop what I'm doing to work on something entirely different. It throws off my momentum.

Ideally, I would be in a position where I can do the work and have a supervisor somewhat available if I am second-guessing myself or need clarification on how to proceed.
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Re: Do you work better unsupervised?

I feel exactly the same way as spunkysmum. One of my supervisors brings micromanaging to an all new level. Makes the day hell.I have been there for two years and I know what needs to be done. My other supervisor rarely comes up front and I think once has told me to get product filled in the case when I hadn't acknowledged it yet. I am told to do five things at one time answer the phones help customers and then put down with insults for everything not being instantly accomplished. The more I am under scrutiny the better chance the task will be incomplete or incorrect. When left alone I am confident and selfmotivated
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Re: Do you work better unsupervised?

Yes, I absolutely work best unsupervised. I like having my managers in the general vicinity (like, in the building somewhere) in case I need to ask them a question or double check something with them, but that's about as close as I want them! I choke up whenever someone comes and stands behind me and looks over my shoulder while I'm working (which by the way, should be illegal! ugh) and I make way more errors than I would otherwise. I also miss far more details when someone is watching me work than I would otherwise. I am sure it comes down to anxiety about being scrutinized like that.

At my job, whenever you get promoted to a new position you go through a training period and then have a practical "evaluation" to determine if you've passed training and can work in your new position unsupervised. You can imagine what a nightmare that was for me! During one supervised evaluation I burst into tears because I was so frazzled. During another one, I got so anxious I literally threw up. I had to sit down with my managers and explain the situation to them. They were really understanding and despite my awful evaluations, they promoted me anyway. They had seen enough of my work during my training periods to know that I was very good at my job, I just cracked under the pressure of a formal observation. I am very fortunate that they were kind and understanding... many people would not have been.
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