quite pleased that my team manager is moving back to a non-managerial role after only a few months in the post.
he’s not a bad guy but my previous managers have always been very laid back and nice, whereas he gets very passive aggressive over very minor issues that are completely inconsequential to the point where i absolutely dread getting a Teams message from him to see what he’s complaining about this time. he’s also very prone to management speak and cringey ‘engagement’ shite, and takes a lot of the fairly pointless management tick box exercises a bit too seriously. i always find one on one Teams meetings with him an awkward experience. it doesn’t help that he’s never met any of us in person because we’re all WFH, but still, i’m used to having a good relationship with managers and i’m not sure he likes me, and i always dread having to speak to him. i don’t think he’s really cut out for people managing which is probably why he’s fucking off so soon.
from one brief meeting so far his replacement sounds really nice and a lot more like the people i’m used to, but she’s shadowing him for a while before she properly takes over. not sure how long. hope he doesn’t teach her to be a knob about everything.