A Novice Manager's Tale of Woe

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A Novice Manager’s Tale of Woe
Synopsis: Tricia Monet is 23 years old with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Due to her fiancé’s job, she was relocated to Sioux City, Iowa. Prior to her move Tricia had spent almost a year working for an accounting firm but later decided that she wanted to make a career change. After her relocation, she applied for an assistant director position with a company called Personal Reflections and was offered the position just hours after her interview. She accepted the job offer and received a two week training which was extremely helpful for her, being that she had no experience in a managerial role. Tricia began her role in her new position on August 1. It started off rocky, almost immediately, and in a matter of months things took a drastic turn with her new job. The store that Tricia worked for was apart of a National Chain. Each location was ranked on a level 1-4 based on its sale revenue with one being the highest. The Sioux City location was a level 3 store under the direction of Heather Munson. Before Tricia even began her position, Munson had already felt disgruntle at the fact that she was never included in the selection process for hiring the three assistant directors for her store. Munson and Tricia’s work relationship started off on a bad note. Every encounter that Tricia had with Heather made her feel as though she was being questioned. Tricia made an effort to bring some structure to the disorderly, messy store and was reprimanded by Heather for doing something that Heather had not instructed her to do. Matters between Tricia and Heather worsened after the other assistant director resigned, leaving two vacant positions for assistant directors. It was only one month into her employment and Tricia was contemplating resignation. Due to Heather’s unexpected medical leave she ended up filling in as store director.…...

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