That for above posts- No, I'm not always following the rules. 99% of the tiem I feel like a fish out of water, working in IT. It's all about rules and process and following procedure. To keep things from going wrong. Thats why I dislike it. I'd rather just apply the firmware and see what happens, instead of writing out steps and possible issues and fail backs for each scenario. Goes against my grain :-) But I DO it! I write out change management requests and get approval and detail the steps I'm taking, etc. I am following the rules. Maybe not HIS rules, but I do my best at my job.
Previously, I was kind of my own little department (I work in Storage, I'm the only one in the department who does it). Suddenly he was team lead, which is fine. but now when I have meetings with vendors that I've always dealt with alone, he takes over the meeting. And I mean he talks over me, interupts when I'm speaking, doesn't let me get a word in. Like I said earlier, I feel like a child. Sure he's a lead- and higher than me- but come on. I know more than he does I love correcting him LOL.
It seems to me he likes a pecking order- and no, I'm not folowing the rules because I don't respect his position anymore. I want to say he's a control freak, and doesn't respect me because of my title. IE if I had a higher title but still did the same job, he'd treat me differently. Is that ST?
One weekend we had a tech watching backups to make sure the new system worked. TL had told him to write down each backup and time it completed in spreadsheet, but he was having issues connecting to it remotely from home (he had to refresh screenmanually). I was cc'd. I replied back "why are we doign this? We can run a report in 2 seconds from the database, you don't have to manually record each item- just make sure they run properly!). Later on that day, when he checked his emails, he replied to us all and said Why did you change this? I told you how to do it, it was for a reason, now do it how I told you!). Later on that week when we were back at work, he admitted my way would have worked. So we had 2 guys stay up from 11 pm to 8 am Typing reports that could ahve been pulled in 5 minutes. I have to mentioned i spent about 20 minutes trying to explain to him over the phone. He didnt want to listen. It's my way or the highway. His atitude was, I'm the boss and it's not your place to question me. Ummm- even if it could ahve saved hours of work???
ARGH. End rant. Sorry guys, just thinking about all the little things... FYI, I have brough this up with my manager, and he's had a talking to (I'm not only person complaining about him). but still. Little things like this keep happening, and it's FRUSTRATING, and I don't want to run to management with every little issue. Besides, it's more an attitude than any specific thing. Maybe I should just move companies, see if that helps.