I have a wonderful and a terrible job.
What makes it wonderful? No micromanagement. My boss doesn't even know where my desk is and he has never asked. We're in separate buildings. I can work for as long or as little as I like. Today, for instance, I took the whole morning off to buy furniture. He never knew, nor ever will. Unless he sees my time card.
What makes it terrible? I have to micromanage my boss. Since I'm a student working here, I don't really know everything I'm supposed to do. My boss doesn't realize that, but I'm painfully aware. I basically take raw data and organize it to make pretty graphs and charts for the report. But what kinds of graphs? What am I looking for? What do all these acronyms mean? If that's an equation, then where are the numbers? May I push the big red button? Can you repeat that? I'm always pestering him with questions.
It would be less inconvenient (and by that I mean, "more convenient") for both of us if I could just email him my results and he responded with the requisite changes, but I'm working on a secret government project in a room that has no outside network access. (BTW, if I told you I wouldn't have to kill you, but I would get sent to federal prison. I don't know what would happen to you). Any time I get stuck or I want to show him something, I find him in his office (if he's there and not busy) and bring him to the confidential room. Sometimes he is nowhere to be found. Maybe he's out buying furniture. I go back to my desk in the other building and send him an email.
While I'm there, I read the blogs.