Confessions from managers reveal what your boss might be saying about you

Complaining about your boss is one of the many ways to let off steam after a long day of work. Figures of authority are often the easiest targets to blame for our own struggles or dissatisfactions at work.

While people often have truly terrible work experiences at the fault of their employers, there are two sides to every story. Managers might be facing comparable struggles dealing with their subordinates, their personal workload or even their own managers. Although there might be a stigma that bosses are hard to deal with, it is important to put yourself in someone else's shoes before you hold them accountable for your own happiness.

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Several managers took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain the shocking truths of what it's like to be in a position of authority.

Managers' jobs are on the line just as much as their subordinates and their work should be appreciated:
As a manager at the end of the day I always thank my staff for their efforts that day...just once I

Age has nothing to do with professional and reliable workplace behavior:
I honestly hate being young and being a manager. None of my coworkers listen to me. It

Having a position where you have to lay down the law and penalize people for breaking it is harder than it seems:
I hate being a manager. I hate when my employees don

People don't always come into the workplace immediately prepared for its demanding nature:
As a manager, I believe they should teach

Managerial positions often require the patience of a teacher:
Some of my employees are so incompetent... It

It's hard to listen to people complain about a work load that is so much lighter than your own:
My work load as a manager is too much. My employees act like working an extra hour is a huge burden so I have to do their work and mine.

If someone doesn't feel like a problem is his or her own, it is often dropped in the lap of the closest authority figure:
I hate when my clients yell at me for a mistake someone else made. I

Being in a position of authority may make it feel like social efforts are insincere:

Employees' performance ultimately reflects upon their manager:
Sometimes I wonder if all the time and effort I put into training employees will be worth it... I

Making mistakes as a manager may feel ironic:

It is unfair to hold your manager's responsibilities against him or her:

Want to hear more about what your manager might be saying? Check out Whisper!

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