I recently switched to a new manager at The Job. By "new" I mean both new for me and new to the Company That Employs Me.
Our first meeting was not what I expected. My new manager's first words were:
"So, what's with this email?
The email you sent yesterday.
You seem very frustrated?
Things went downhill from there. She asked me to send her anything I was planning to send to a "large audience" first so she could preview it before I sent it. Over the next week, I kept getting battered with repetitions on the theme. The preview requests went from "email to a large audience" to "email to managers" to "long email" to pretty much any email to anyone.
I began to wonder what was really going on. Was she micromanaging? Or did someone put her up to this? And why?