An individual who is in charge of a certain group of tasks, or a certain subset of a company. A manager often has a staff of people who report to him or her.

As an example, a restaurant will often have a front-of-house manager who helps the patrons, and supervises the hosts; or a specific office project can have a manager, known simply as the project manager. Certain departments within a company designate their managers to be line managers, while others are known as staff managers, depending upon the function of the department.

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  • When I needed to ask for unexpected time off I immediately went to my manager to explain the situation and find out if it was possible.

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  • I asked my manager about the process because he knows a lot about our company and this project in particular.

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  • If you are dissatisfied with customer service or product quality at a business, it may be necessary to ask to speak to a manager at a higher level for resolution of the problem.

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