Tattling during an audit
July 27, 2010 11:01 PM Subscribe
My department is being audited (by an external company) on a project I spend the majority of my time doing. There are numerous problems with the project. I need advice on how to handle myself in a meeting where I may feel like I am tattling on others.
posted by soelo to Work & Money (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The good news is that my job is not at risk. My manager and his manager would be at risk of losing their jobs if this went badly according to the office grapevine. I'd feel sorry for them if they did lose their jobs, but I'm not going to lie to protect anybody.
This project is about 75% of my job. My managers have not been helpful with the problems I have encountered. I send emails and bring the issues up in meetings. I am ignored or told they'll get back to me and they don't.
I have a bad feeling that it will come down to me and my peers sitting in a room with our managers and the auditors trying to explain that the problems are due to the poor job they've been doing as managers. If this happens, I don't think I can openly complain about these two while they are sitting there. Even if they aren't in the room, I'm hesitant to share too much for fear it will get back to them and ruin the iffy relationships we currently have.
Please share some tips on how to prepare for this audit!