Thursday, 29 November 2012

The BEST and WORST Supervisors...




I was reading this piece about choosing supervisors on U of T's website and had a good laugh.

I guess I'm lucky. Through the years, I've had supervisors who did everything listed on the "best" to "worst" scenarios. I think the supervisors described was an amalgamation of all my supervisors' good and bad traits.

U of T was probably writing it tongue-in-cheek, but hey, I've had supervisors who:


BEST CASE 

1) Visited me in the hospital (two supervisors, mind you)
2) Called the family practice to find me a doctor, and dug up numbers for a chiropractor when I injured my back
3) Dealt with all the bureaucracy for me and all I needed to do was get them signed
4) Tried to tell me who my "secret examiner" was since "everyone else knew theirs."


WORST CASE

1) Supervisor who is never around!
2) Supervisor who always showed up late for any meeting, and then tried to rush me off!
3) "Makes you feel nervous, stupid, isolated or angry"
4) Supervisor who could never make up her mind and everything was "good." Or on the flip side, supervisor who could never make up her mind and everything was "NOT good."


Thankfully, I haven't had a supervisor turn on me...yet.


And I hope we don't go there...



2 comments:

Louise Gibson said...

Well, you couldn't really go through an experience with a care provider without keeping up with either. I think it's a natural part of the job, considering how supervisors get stressed every once in a while too.

Desmond Webb said...

Sometimes it just can't be helped. I think supervisors handling all the medical providers' stuff don't always go with the best-case-scenario listed here; sometimes they can still be on worst-case-scenario mode because they have a lot of paperwork to attend to.