I was freelancing in a marketing position for a business that was going through a lot of change as a result of management decisions that weren’t well thought out.
The business had recently expanded its product line under the whim of my the Director’s son, who was in his early 20’s and was my boss.
The products weren’t selling as fast as he had hoped. He had expanded his sales team by almost 40%. None of these decisions were made with my input.
Me: It seems like there’s a lot of work that we need to do to market this expanded product line.
I proceed to discuss my thoughts and ideas about ways to improve customer interest.
Client’s son: Well, I’ve only been here a year. What do you want me to do about it?
I guess, according to this logic, being a Manager means one can completely shrug off all responsibility.