Managers are there to help. Honestly – I believe that Managers are there as an extra layer of authority to help you get things done.
Seems however that sometimes they are there to capitulate immediately and not bother helping no matter how sensible the approach is.
So you have some people, lets say at level 5 in the corporate scale, who can’t then use their managers, who might be at level 8 for example, to negotiate with other managers, who might be at level 9. No, the poor bugger at level 5 has to go and do the hard sell.
Not a happy teddy currently.