How would you go about working in an environment where micromanaging is a part of corporate culture?

I am a "middle manager" for a family owned company. I have been working there for many, many years and have worked my way up from a regular employee to a middle manager. I am accomplished and very confident and competent in my skills. I even make very, very good money and I love my job. My company, however, will not allow me to make any decisions which should be a part of my "traditional" duties. That also goes for certain employees as well. Heck, the president of the company even walks around the company to check up on employees as if he does not trust the people that work for him. I understand that there are a lot of companies out there where micromanagement, favoritism, nepotism, and politics are rampant, but this takes the cake. Can a person such as myself, a college graduate, expect to grow in an environment where many members of upper management are either the president's family or close friends? A lot of the bosses do not even have the qualifications to manage or lead.

Asked By: Not a Player - 6/10/2007
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I work for a company with a lot of similarities. Very micromanaged. When Hurricane Rita was coming to Houston and was only 36 hours from making landfall, the VP wouldn't let us go until he arrived back from his vacation (in France - where he's from). None of the other managers would make the decision to let us go... More
Answered By: Melissa Me - 6/10/2007
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You express contradictory feelings about this company, its culture, and your position there... More
Answered By: Still reading - 6/10/2007
If you love your job and you're paid well... More
Answered By: Barry auh2o - 6/10/2007
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