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 they have little other knowledge about said matter and only cause more problems as a result of their 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.