Past few days have been really discouraging for me…..I emailed this to my staff today
subject: guess I am a bad manager
Thanks guys…………………..I am really too nice, and now I am being totally taken advantage of….
At first I was upset when (another company president) offered to have me work with him…I thought I was doing good….but I am going to listen to <>, merge with him and close this office…………
Everyone told me I am too nice……that I let my staff do whatever they want, that I cannot manage people in china the same way as I can in USA….its right.
sophia – took a vacation like she had asked for in advance
melissa – didnt take beginning of last week, but never was clear what day she would come back
mark – sick today, probably sick tomorrow before the holiday
ling – poor ling, the only one here
baijiu the dog – he’s hanging around
So its really hard for me to tell a (potential partner) that I have this operation under control…..there is no control, I am a bad manager, I hired too many people, and its a lesson learned.
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