"How To Be A Manager" must have a chapter titled, "Say Useless Obvious Shit And Pass It Off As Leadership."
I'm on a four-person team. Yesterday, the team lead emailed everyone, including our manager, to say, "Heads-up, I'm out of the office tomorrow, and so is David, so just be aware in case anything unusual comes up."
Great, fine, no problems.
This morning, the manager forwards the same email to us, the one that we all got, including him, and adds, "Guys, you'll need to hold down the fort and take care of anything that comes up."
Gee, really? I was just going to do nothing. "Hey, David normally resets this password, but he's out, whatever shall I do? Nothing, I guess...oh, but wait, thankfully, my manager has wisely instructed that I take care of anything that comes up today...so...don't tell me...this is a thing that came up...so...I know! I'll take care of it! That was a close one! Where would I be without my manager providing competent direction in a crisis?!"