Can a manager not work and just say her job is to "delegate" to others?

I work in a retail store and our manager is really an angry witch. When we go in the back, she's always playing on her phone or just sitting around. She always leaves early and doesn't work her scheduled hours because she "has to beat the traffic" as she says. She knows almost nothing about our systems in the store or what we do as salespeople. Whenever we ask her for help with something, she says we should just try to figure it out ourselves. All she constantly does is run around and says, "Do this.." "I need you to sell ___ today and you MUST do it" or "I need you to do this imeediately, understand!" She is really good friends with the district manager of our company so all of our attempts to go to corporate about her have gone nowhere. Aside from the fact that no one likes her, I am just trying to figure out if we are incorrect in being against her. Are managers really able to have very little knowledge of the business that they manage? Are managers excused for micro-managing and bossing people around..and when those people question why the manager is so lazy to do it themselves, they just answer: "I'm the manager so my job is to delegate it to you I don't have to do anything, don't worry about what I do or my schedule, worry about yourselves?" Can managers operate like this and do it so disrespectfully to where the entire staff hates them for it? Should we not be trying to get rid of her..if you have any ideas as to what we can do to expedite her exit her from the store let us know..Thanks.

Asked By: razzledazzleem - 12/17/2012
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She's the manager, she can do whatever she wants as long as her boss is in approval. I know you don't want to hear it but the reality is that it's none of your business what she does... More
Answered By: B.B. Gun - 12/17/2012
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If she's that disliked, get everyone in the store to make her look bad. Screw up, but just enough to get her in trouble. The job you hae sounds like it doesn't pay enough to cover this type of hassle, and if things keep on going badly for her corporate will have to do something about it.
Answered By: Dee - 12/17/2012
I've been a manager in other fields however not retail management and from what I read here, it's nothing as you described. Managers are to be a team example to others with an attitude of helping assist where assistance is needed, managing overhead, costumer service, job training, etc.It's not an easy job with long... More
Answered By: Karen - 12/17/2012
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