>Manager asked our team for a list of the top 5 things we are currently working on.

>Manager asked our team for a list of the top 5 things we are currently working on. I liked email as my number 3.

I disagree with what my boss has said here, am I wrong? I just got back from PTO and have over 400 unread emails that I need to get through as I'm head of several ongoing projects both internally and externally. I think it's important to always be aware of what's in your inbox even if you can't respond right away.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    email him back with a screenshot of your 400 emails and go yes I think I will list it thanks. dont let this crusty old nerd tell you what is or isnt priority at a job you do

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And then the schizo, brink of dementia boomer fires you because he'd rather blow up the company and inconvenience everyone around him that tolerate any "disrespect"
      As soon as a manager wants to get on my ass and tell me something I do is "unacceptable" im updating my resume and looking to jump ship asap. Frick out of here

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I talked to him on a call about this yesterday, he boasts about having 4000 unread emails and when I asked what if you're missing something important his response was "if it's important someone will call me or message me on teams" and then he proceeded to claim he just deleted his inbox... I truly don't understand this guy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He sounds like a sociopath. Get a new job.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        also just make up shit, dont list email it makes you look like you do nothing
        you must be a sperg if you do not understand this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My manager is unironically autistic. He'll ask for a "short deck on X", I do that, then he'll proceed to give me 20 comments on XYZ I need to include. Okay, I'll do that... sometime later.... "this is way to long"..... Black person it's because of the stuff you TOLD me to put it. If I don't include it, "you haven't incorporated my feedback".

        Anyway, the best thing to do is to just not give a frick. Keep a log of all the bullshit in case they try to write you up, but otherwise, just stop caring and do the bare minimum.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Call him a Black person and micromanager.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick that guy and FRICK OFFICE POLITICS. I FRICKING HATE THIS WORLD AHHHHH.

    I love you, anon. You're gonna be ok.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kek. Other than sitting in meetings, emailing is probably 90% of the work your boss does.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have 4000 unread emails (mostly JIRA spam and meeting invites). If someone needs me, they reach me on Slack. Nobody reads emails

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This my email inbox is full of bullshit that I don’t have time to filter through. I’m always on Slack/zoom, message me there if you need me

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's why you filter those instead of ignoring the whole thing.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, he's correct. But you messed up by calling it "email" instead of "Administrative tasks" or "project management" or something a bit more vague like that.

    I will agree with you that the dismissal of administrative tasks as basically taking no time at all by management is frustrating though. I say this as a consultant who bills clients hourly. Reading and responding to emails is not instant so I get it. But you should be aware of how anyone viewing you will see you if you call email a dedicated task.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I talked to him on a call about this yesterday, he boasts about having 4000 unread emails and when I asked what if you're missing something important his response was "if it's important someone will call me or message me on teams" and then he proceeded to claim he just deleted his inbox... I truly don't understand this guy

      Once you get to management level (where I am currently) you really can just ignore emails and when people say you're unreachable you just say that you've been swamped. However, if you try to do the same as your manager you might find yourself getting reprimanded while your manager gets commended for efficiency. Copying your manager is a weird game you shouldn't try to play.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remove "email" and replace it with "your wife"

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Email IS the wrong answer though. They want to hear what specifically you are working on, saying email is hand waving.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is important to spend a bit of time to keep momentum in keeping up, rather than spending a lot later on to catch up. He is being a b***h and not trusting you.

      No, it isn't. Communicating with other people is an important part of the job. It is also record-keeping.

      I talked to him on a call about this yesterday, he boasts about having 4000 unread emails and when I asked what if you're missing something important his response was "if it's important someone will call me or message me on teams" and then he proceeded to claim he just deleted his inbox... I truly don't understand this guy

      He's checked out and wants you to pick up his tab.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What are you communicating with people on though? Just saying “email” sounds like hand waving, if I hired someone for a project and they said they were doing “email” I would assume they’re jerking off while WFH.

        Just give the right answer they want to hear, not that hard.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Communicating with other people is an important part of the job. It is also record-keeping.
        This is true but
        >Email IS the wrong answer though. They want to hear what specifically you are working on
        is also true. Both of these things can be true at the same time.

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