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Tips for someone who was a big fish in a small pond going to a small fish in a big pond?

I used to be the GM of a small company but now I am one of 3 Production Supervisors for a larger company and there are 4 levels of bosses above me. I am used to being the main guy and being in charge but now I cringe when I sit in a meeting that is going nowhere. My wife was excited when I got the job because she thought I would no longer be "thinking about work" since I wasn't in charge, but I still do and I mostly get frustrated. Any tips?

Asked By: parkdad73 - 8/6/2007
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Unfortunately it's something you're going to have to get used to, moving into a bigger company. I understand your "cringing" because larger companies make more, and (for lack of a better word) dumber decisions. As they say; "too many cooks spoil the soup", or "too many chiefs and not enough Indians". Well, you know... More
Answered By: Stu - 8/6/2007
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The problem here isn't your work, it's the fact that you take it home with you. A person can learn to not take work home with them, but it takes practice. You have to make it a rule that when you leave the building, you don't think about work again until you are back in the building. Obviously there are times when... More
Answered By: jingles - 8/6/2007
 
I think you could take it as a challenge and be friendly with yout work environment first. You could share feeling with your wife to find a solution. 4 levels of bosses.. omg ..it's a lot, it can cause stress so that you should be happy with your situation, accept it and then you can find a good way to deal with it... More
Answered By: anny - 8/6/2007
 
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