Friday, March 23, 2007

But I wanna go, too!

Sometimes being a manager really sucks. Yesterday one of my employees' bands played in a local pub. This morning a group of people were talking about having been to see them. And I felt left out.

Now I've NEVER been one to socialize a great deal with my co-workers. I can chit-chat about work well enough, but I don't do small talk particularly well so non-work socializing pretty much has always been limited to lunchtime or a quick drink after work. So it's not that I would have gone even if I'd been invited. But it sounded like such a nice time, and I was sorry I'd missed it.

How do other managers handle hanging out socially with their employees or their employees' co-workers?

1 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

One of my previous managers relentlessly organized socials - she was a good manager and a cool lady so most of us went most of the time. It does help, though, if you don't have a big department.

Also, if others know your interests, like women's basketball, or the type of music you like, some who are interested might come/invite you?

Having said all that, at my past workplaces, we were guilty of leaving Moms with kids at home out; we just presumed they couldn't come. Until one day, one declared: Every other Tuesday night is my time, so we better do something or else!!!

 

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