seagull manager

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seagull manager

business slang A manager who only becomes involved in a matter when a problem is perceived to have arisen, especially when he or she has little other knowledge about said matter and only causes more problems as a result of his or her involvement. I'm sick of this new seagull manager. If he would just let us get on with our work instead of swooping in every time there's a hiccup, we'd nearly be finished by now!
See also: seagull
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With a tendency to fly into situations without knowing the background, seagull managers disrupt teams by disappearing for days at a time, only to swoop back in, squawk out orders, and then leave as fast as they arrive.
Some fed-up workers even say their seagull managers do to their employees what the real birds do to cars and buildings.