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Exploring the Work Life of the Sh*t Show Manager and Supervisor From Chaos to Calm

In this episode, there will be some adult language.

Click to listen to Episode 19 – Exploring the Work Life of the Sh*t Show Manager and Supervisor

How’s it going, Managers and Supervisors?

My husband was looking at Facebook and saw an advertisement for a hat that said “Sh*t Show Supervisor. He sent it to me, and we both laughed. I said I should do a podcast episode on the Sh*t Show Manager and Supervisor, get the hat, and wear it while recording it. Too funny. I did consider it, and I might get one. ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your definition of a Sh*t Show Manager and Supervisor?

A Sh*t Show Manager or Supervisor is a funny, sarcastic phrase for any manager or supervisor who has to deal with constant chaos, situations that are out of control, and managing of staff, which often turns out badly a total mess, failure, or a downright disaster.

Let’s get real here, Managers and Supervisors are the dumping ground for everything. They get the blame from the top and below. They are in the daily firing range and constantly try to dodge a bullet throughout the workday, every day while at work.

As the years go by, as managers or supervisors, the daily grind starts to wear on them, and some get to the point they don’t give a sh*t anymore, and some are just trying to get through the day without dealing with constant chaos. The job can jade the person’s faith in others, and they start questioning people’s motives and behaviors, especially if they experience betrayal and backstabbing in the workplace.

If you have ever been a manager or supervisor at some time or another, you have lived in the “Sh*t Show work environment. 

If not, were you doing your job or just skating through?

Or truly blessed with a great work environment and wonderful people who worked well together? 

Are you brand new in the manager position or a veteran?

Now, what about the Sh*t Show Managers and Supervisors that love the chaos and are the direct cause of it? They thrive in this environment and love seeing their team under constant pressure, making mistakes, and failing so they can save the day. So how did they get into the position in the first place? Were they good at the technical aspect of the job and got promoted due to that but lacked the people skills? 

The life of a Manager and Supervisor can be lonely at times, working late and may even struggle with an unbalanced home life due to the work stress and the pressures of demands placed on them, which trickle into every aspect of their life.

So, here’s some self-reflection to consider:

Are you a Sh*t Show Manager or Supervisor?

Or a good leader?

What do your employees tell their family, friends, and coworkers about you?

I would love your thoughts on this topic.

Today’s podcast Affirmation:

I let go of my old ways and embrace new ones!

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2 thoughts on “Exploring the Work Life of the Sh*t Show Manager and Supervisor From Chaos to Calm

  1. I LOVED this episode Patti. Some parts made me laugh. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And others brought back many memories from my corporate days! I could relate to some of those things you mentioned. Very insightful and thought-provoking. I also love the mantra and I’m adding that to my daily mantra collection. Thanks for your great advice Patti.

    I let go of my old ways and embrace new ones!

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