I've been hired at a smallish company to be the sole sysadmin. I'm supposed to take over, among other things, responsibility for Active Directory. I've had a look at the current setup, suggested a few improvements and said I'd need a dedicated administrative account within the Domain Admins group with an explanation of why I'd need it and what it would be used for.
Bossman gets visibly worried and asks if I'd also have access to a file share with some confidential employee documents. "Not explicitly, but being the administrator I could grant myself the necessary permissions", I explain. Bossman says I need to figure out some sort of process to make sure any administrative tasks get supervised by a manager.
I honestly find this approach quite offensive. I can understand I'm new and he doesn't know me, but he hired me to do precisely THIS job and I am after all an experienced system administrator with excellent references!
Does anyone have any experience working in such an environment? Should I get worried about my future here? How can I get my boss to trust me with the tools I need to do my job?
Please note I don't work for a government/defense/security contractor, there's currently no legislation requiring me to be supervised and the company does not handle PII except for that of it's employees.