Micromanagement is routinely the top complaint people have about their bosses, and in today's good job market where workers have more options, that's a bigger problem for employers. People might have their own definition of when a manager crosses into being too controlling, but most people would probably agree that Marjon Bell's former boss would fit. On her first day on a marketing job at a Virginia Beach, Va., insurance company, Bell's boss sent an email barring employees from bringing cell phones to the office. The email said that moms, especially, spent too much time on their phones checking up on their children. That, Bell says, was just one of her boss' many rules. "If we left campus for lunch, [we had] to email her when we left and email her when...
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Is Your Boss Too Controlling? Many Employees Clash With Micromanagers