As much as people look forward to promotion, management is often a thankless job. This reality catches both new and experienced managers by surprise. It's human nature to expect others to appreciate your efforts on their behalf, but somehow in today's corporate culture it has become the norm to view what a manager does on behalf of his or her employees as just part of the job. So why, then, would anyone want to be a manager? Well, being a manager has its rewards, even if you have to dig a little deeper on some days to find them.