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11 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

Anybody have any experience of setting up their own small business and can give guidance on funding applications, admin, other bits and bobs etc.

 

I’ve ran businesses for a few years and operate Your Fight Site as a limited company. I’ve never applied for funding though, so can’t help with that I’m afraid!

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2 hours ago, gmoney said:

I've been filling in in a managerial role for the past year, and I've had to make the decision to step back into my old position. I've realised that I absolutely hate the negative side of people managing. Giving people bad news, having to bollock people or point out mistakes is just the worst. I'm sure no one loves it, but I was hoping it got easier and it never did. I've developed a eye twitch and lost countless hours of sleep, so it was a huge relief to let my manager know. 

Cannot tell you how much I hate being a manager. I genuinely detest it, but am sucking it up for now to achieve something out of it (the money basically).

One of the reasons I got out of recruitment/sales is (as well as not wanting to work with utter cunts) that management was the be all and end all of the 'ladder' and if you said you didnt want to be a manager, you were seen as having no ambition. Utterly ridiculous. 

I am sure some people love it, there are numerous cretins I've worked with that thrive on it to show me this to be true, but nah not for me. Good on you for acknowledging it and addressing it.

@Your Fight Site @Dead Mike I'll PM you, cheers.

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30 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Cannot tell you how much I hate being a manager. I genuinely detest it, but am sucking it up for now to achieve something out of it (the money basically).

One of the reasons I got out of recruitment/sales is (as well as not wanting to work with utter cunts) that management was the be all and end all of the 'ladder' and if you said you didnt want to be a manager, you were seen as having no ambition. Utterly ridiculous. 

I love my old role, and I was good at it, so I can't describe how nice it feels to be going back to it. One of the most frustrating things was moving into a position where I had no instincts for it and absolutely everything was a struggle. I'm also lucky that the management team in my department are by and large really great and supportive (I probably wouldn't have lasted this long if they weren't).

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22 minutes ago, gmoney said:

I love my old role, and I was good at it, so I can't describe how nice it feels to be going back to it. One of the most frustrating things was moving into a position where I had no instincts for it and absolutely everything was a struggle. I'm also lucky that the management team in my department are by and large really great and supportive (I probably wouldn't have lasted this long if they weren't).

Yeah, there are some gooduns about. I want to clarify that I meant "there are some people that love giving out shit to people". Theres nothing wrong with    enjoying being a manager.

My ex is a manager at the same store and is a fantastic one. She loves it, loves helping and motivating people and seeing them progress and thats what a manager should be like ("Hope she sees this king")

I dont like telling people what to do, unless it's on a football pitch, so I really struggle with that side of things, and confrontation when it comes to discipline etc. Its definitely not for everyone. 

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52 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

Yeah, there are some gooduns about. I want to clarify that I meant "there are some people that love giving out shit to people".

 

Very much like the "see how someone treats a waiter on a date" test.  If someone loves treating people like shit just because they can they're a knob.

The best part of the job by far is spotting talent and bringing people on. 

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Good employers create career pathways for employees who don't want to go down the management route - focussed on creating subject matter experts. If the only route to promotion is line management, there will be loads of very talented people who either get frustrated and leave, stagnate or take management roles because it's their only option and a role they are not cut out for. 

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