I have a phone interview today. It's crazy thinking about leaving my current company, but nothing has improved since I started going down this path.
My supervisor is new to supervision. We were coworkers reporting to the same person. Now I report to him, and he reports to our old supervisor. I think part of the problem is my boss reports out to and gets direction from his boss, then comes and tries to do something with our group, it doesn't really do anything, goes back to his boss, rinse and repeat. He needs to be his own leader. It's been two years of him coasting by on a group that worked pretty well before, but as the wheels start to come off he has no means of righting the apple cart.
He was never a natural leader, if I'm being candid. He got the job out of persistence. He should have been more persistent in fostering leadership in himself and spend less time at leadership seminars. His biggest failing has been hiring an engineer who said they had a lot of experience but didn't, not taking an active role in coaching that person, and now left with someone who can't contribute to the group and feels slighted at any suggestion of needing to change because they now have two more years of (valueless) experience. I think he hired them wanting someone experienced, and all he got was someone dragging the group down. It's super frustrating.
I don't really want to move, but I also really don't want to work here.