I have re-written this email several times, in an attempt to not make it sound like whining. I work for a new company who is growing at a rapid pace. I am a director of tech. and report directly to the CIO. I have just been assigned my 2nd direct report. The CIO has hired this individual personally to fill a gap which is partly outside of my scope. However he wants me to manage this individual and as he develops the application support he will be doing will match up with my helpdesk responsibilities.
1. My concerns come into the fact that my boss hired this person
2. They have a past relationship. (Military service)
3. My direct’s first project is outside of my sphere and he’ll have to work closely with my boss.
4. My new direct is probably 20 years my senior, isn’t an issue just adds to the awkwardness.
I don’t want to sound as if I am trying to assert myself, or usurp anything. But I need to maintain control and not have this direct feel as though he reports directly to the CIO. (Who doesn’t truly have time to handle another direct)
Can anybody help give me some guidance on this?