Are management positions too stressful?

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
They are too stressful for some people and not for others. It really depends on the person.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Depends on the person and what they are managing.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Not at all. Just a simple cost / benefit analysis.

Everyone is different, for some the added stress is worth any additional income. Others would pass up a slight increase in income that requires a significant *loss of time plus added stress.

Is why I said, it all depends on the person and the position.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
So, Is your theory that its less stressful if you get paid more for it?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
In some cases yes, but not all. If you're getting paid* $10. an hour to manage a restaurant---yep too much stress for too little payoff. Some management positions pay well enough to accept the added stress. All depends, I guess...
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Depends on the job I guess.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
They are too stressful for some people and not for others. It really depends on the person.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Not for me. A good manager knows how to balance their vision, expectation, and standards with listening to and working with the people they manage. Its simple, you learn to work with what you have and to empower the people below you to do their work, to the best of their ability. Only the power hungry or power fearful have debilitating difficulty with such a position.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
depends on the company culture, they can be and they don't have to be.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
They CAN be very stressful. The pressure doesn't stop at closing/shift change.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It can be very stressful but some people thrive in that environment. Its really a matter of what you are handed , and what you are going to do with it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I was in management for many years. To me it was a lot better than being lower on the ladder. You do need to have good people skills to manage people well.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It depends on the job. Many alleged management positions pay very little considering the tasks, responsibilities & commitment. Most managers wind up working a lot more than 40 hours a week.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
A position is what you make it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
believe that it depends on the organization/company, on the individual, and on the nature of the job itself. no two are exactly alike
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Can be, but what I see is managers are more today is supervisors roles and really don't deal with the structure but the Admin,
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
In some ways .. it does indeed have its unique "stressors"
(usually .. there's one (maybe two) that are just what is politely termed "difficult personalities" .. or those who want to be out of a job (And have earned their walk of shame) by their own choice .. )
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Not if the manager person is worth a hoot and belongs/fits in a leadership position.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Sometimes, yes. Sometimes, no.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I have seen more than a few people who make their management position harder than it needed to be. As an example a lot of managers are more "hands on" than they need to be and don't properly delegate responsibility to their employees. Being a "helicopter" boss always hovering around is a sure way to get stressed out.

This also creates an environment where the employees can be afraid to make even simple decisions when the manager isn't around for fear of retaliation.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
They can be. I had a heart attack after starting my first management position. I've sense managed several other departments. Now I'm a supervisor. There is lots of stress when I'm working but once I'm off I leave it there. A manager can not do that.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
That depends. These days to have a good paying job (especially one with even low six figures), you have to expect two things: it will be stressful and there is pretty much NO escape from it. As I comment on this I am working on a report and it is Saturday morning on Memorial Day weekend.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Anytime you're dealing with people, it's going to involve varying levels of stress.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It depends on YOU and the company. Management in a company of integrity is doable for an honest person, solid in who he is. Management in a Machiavellian company is doable for sociopaths.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Some are, some are not .
It depends on the mix of the individual's personality and the circumstances surrounding what is being managed.
For instance, not having enough authority to make necessary changes, and/or the lack of clearly defined responsibilities, and "chain of command" are major stressors for a lot of middle managers .
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
It's all in how you handle it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
They require personal commitment.
If you aren't ready to give it a 100% effort then you will fail in a management career.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Very true I see jobs posting that for the same job different company get paid 5-8 times more and that is because they have to structure so many different areas that support the function not manage them but to direct them in what your company needs as you get paid a lot less just dealing with smaller units or people
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