By Walt Hickey Liking Numlock? Forward today’s email to a friend you think may enjoy it and might subscribe. Bosses A new survey found that on average managers had 9 direct reports, up from 5 in 2008 and only 35 percent of employees said they believed their manager understood their day-to-day work. Two out of every three employees said that they had to consult with more than one boss to accomplish their job, which I’m sure really kicks efficiency into gear. In the bosses’ defense, half the time my boss doesn’t understand my day to day work, and I am self-employed.