How to deal with Passive Aggressive Young Manager
Hi WSO - I recently joined a new firm on the buy-side. So far, so good - getting a lot more exposure, meeting new team members, being in a place where your opinion is valued and challenged and people seems to be reasonable so long as you get the work done.
Unfortunately, I have a person above me who has made clear (explicitly to me before joining, and implicitly since) that they have never managed somebody before. Although they seem self aware of their lack of managerial experience, they keep using the most defensive passive aggressive language after small mistakes despite making blatant mistakes of their own.
IB helped me grow a thicker skin and I've so far handled the current situation by not reacting or correcting the person above me. But they are certainly testing me as it's frustrating to have somebody preach how much they care about being a good manager but just being passive aggressive on workstreams. I understand they may be stressed but when they get passive aggressive, they also get negative and it just strikes me as unprofessional.
tl;dr - any advice on how to deal with a passive aggressive manager?