... makes people think it is automatically ok to shorten a person's name? for example, if my name was robert (it's not) and i introduce myself that way, why do people think it is ok to start calling me bob? i have one of those names and it drives me crazy. i hate the shortened version of my name! but everyone wants to call me that and when i correct them it makes me look snooty. take that into consideration when you meet new people. if they introduce themselves with their full formal name, call them by that name until they say you can use something else.
... do i have to do to make my employees understand that sucking up to me does not impress me?!?! i don't want minute by minute updates. i don't want to approve everything you do. i don't want to check your work. i want you to do the job i hired you to do so that i don't have to do it for you. the less i hear from you or about you from others, the happier i am to be your boss. that means you are doing your job correctly. yes, i've told them this. yes, i've even put it into email for them to keep and refer back to. but they still insist on wanting me to approve, review, inspect everything that they do!?! if i had wanted to do their work, i would not have hired them. take some f-ing initiative and responsibility and leave your bosses alone!!!