Micromanagers need to check their ways of management now, in case they do not plan on losing good employees.
Quite often we see employees who like their job (something they had signed up for) and end up disliking it due to a toxic manager (something they didn't sign up for). The most common trait of a manager that keeps breathing down your neck and wanting everything 'their way' is micromanaging. Here's an employee who had had it enough and came up with a perfect response to all the micromanagers in the world. A self-proclaimed "resume expert" who provides resume and career advice to young adults explained why she looked for other jobs on Indeed during work hours. TikTok user Charnay (@resumeaddict) stands in front of a whiteboard that reads "Finna Quit Wednesday" in the viral video, which has garnered 4.2 million views, as she describes what drove her to job hunting. "Stop looking over my shoulder," cleverly captioned the video clip.
As she uses her math to describe what she would do if her micromanager approached her again, Charnay explains, "Today is a very serious topic for micromanagers. If you give me a task, then you come back and question me about such tasks five times a day, and I'm underpaid, I'm going straight to Indeed on company time." The closed caption read, "5 x 1 day and I'm underpaid I'm going straight to Indeed on company time. Join me tomorrow for 'Get Somebody Else To Do a Thursday.'" Managers do get away with a lot of ways in which they treat their employees. Power play does speak volumes in such scenarios. Due to a lack of job opportunities, employees adjust to 'something is better than nothing' for as long as they can. But there's a boundary to how much is 'so much.'
People in the comments couldn't agree more. "People don't typically quit jobs, they quit managers!!" wrote @juliemeek1128. "Using company printer to scan resume so I can email myself and upload cause you don't pay me enough to have a printer at home," suggested @xslipenx. "I LITERALLY JUST WALKED OUT OF MY JOB MID-SHIFT BECAUSE OF MY MANAGER. Came straight to the smoothie shop, open TikTok and see this," shared @ashlewfraat. The video wasn't a promotion for Indeed. It was indeed a warning to micromanagers everywhere who need to check their toxic traits soon before they start getting held for all the resignations.
There is no lack of managers and their toxic managers. Sometimes they forget that once they were employees too. In fact, micromanaging employees simply leads to more counter-productivity and worse quality of work. Some managers who refuse to accept this are going to regret it, according to Reddit user u/PugC.
The user spoke of his boss, who made his life a living hell by requiring him to keep daily logs to track the progress of his work. Despite being told that such detailed reports would take up the majority of his time and thus impede actual work, his boss insisted on him writing down every minor detail that occurred in his team. The difficult task came in handy for the employee when his boss tried to blame him and his team for a major problem at work. As the boss attempted to flee, the Reddit user connected his laptop to a large screen and stated that he had informed his boss of the problem months before and even suggested potential solutions. His boss was indeed left speechless and ended up losing his job.