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Why do people gripe at supervisors who are only carrying out orders?

Why is it when a supervisor is having his workers do something a certain way because his highers ups want it done that way that the people below the supervisor question and complain to the supervisor like he can do something about it? Why do the people who work for the supervisor question why he doesn't do certain things knowing the supervisor doesn't have the power to do them?

Asked By: Uss - 11/2/2012
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I recently had an experience similar to something like that. I was working for a retail company that has a seriously screwed up business model. Most stores nation wide are doing poorly because of the way the corporate office is doing things and the unrealistic standards they have set. For example, they expect one... More
Answered By: . - 11/2/2012
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I will sum this up in a nutshell: People think THEY are right, people DO NOT like being told what to do, people DO NOT like to work. It is a wonder that anything gets accomplished in the world these days. If it weren't for the fact we get paid to come to "work" I personally think the world would grind to a halt.
Answered By: ? - 11/2/2012
 
As far as the workers are concerned, the supervisor is the spokesman for the company... More
Answered By: fizixx - 11/2/2012
 
Lack of respect for authority, which is happening all over.
Answered By: redheaded - 11/2/2012
 
the supervisor does have the power...if people are griping, then they might just have a good reason for it....within reason, policies can be broken...if you're running a business then you will learn that if you want to keep a customer.
Answered By: taunte1928 - 11/2/2012
 
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