However, use this opportunity to discover as much about your potential boss as possible, without appearing creepy, of course.
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Try one or more of these tips to find some common ground with your boss—or at least stay sane until you find a new gig.
She’ll realize that you have your responsibilities on track—and that she doesn’t need to watch your every move.
When your boss asks you for something, get it in writing.
Don’t try to even the score by working slower, or taking excessive “mental health” days or longer lunches.
It will only put you further behind in your workload and build a case for your boss to give you the old heave-ho before you’re ready to go.
...a great start to halting micromanagement in its tracks is to anticipate the tasks that your manager expects and get them done well ahead of time.
If you reply, “I actually already left a draft of the schedule on your desk for your review,” enough times, you’ll minimize the need for her reminders.
If you know your area well enough, there is no reason to not go ahead creating and pursuing a direction you know will achieve good results for your company.
People who do this are naturally followed by their peers as an informal leader.
When she is doing something “bad,” try to imagine the most forgiving reason why it could have occurred.