This post was originally published on May 9, 2018. I am re-posting because (1) I added to it, and (2) I apologize if my post offends anyone. I try to just write about our pets; but sometimes, life happens. So, I write a post to get it off my chest and try relating it to our pets. Thanks for understanding!
Have you ever worked for a Micromanager? If yes, then you know what I’m talking about; and if not, then lucky you!
According to Google, what is the meaning of a Micromanager?
Control every part, however small, of (an enterprise or activity).
At one of my Temp jobs in Oklahoma City, I was late one morning due to the weather & traffic lights out. I had to go sit in the break room on timeout for 15 minutes; and of course, I did not get paid for those 15 minutes. I called the Temp Agency and told them I would not be coming back the next day. A second job in Oklahoma City wanted their Property Off-Site Managers to call when they were away from their desk (or unavailable). . .even if it was just a restroom break. At a family-owned company in Southern California, I had to send a draft email to my Supervisor for editing & approval before emailing our customer. And at another Property Management company in Southern California, we had to track our work orders on a spreadsheet. So, I created one on my computer that I could update as I go. Oh no, I could only handwrite them and in blue ink.
Don’t you think that these same Micromanagers go home and do the same w/their significant others & pets? I would not doubt it! I found these 2 articles when I was Googling the subject of micromanaging your pets. So, do you micromanage your dog?
Does your cat monitor your every move? Does she demand good service? Does she insist on scheduling? You might have a micromanaging cat.
Or. . . .
Oh good, you’re home! I need you to feed me, clean my litter box, give me fresh water, and fill my dry food bowl. . .NOW AND IN THAT ORDER! After you’re done, I’ll let you play w/me. OMG, J.J. is micromanaging me!!!
To sum up, here’s what cats have to say about the subject of micromanaging. . . .