Geez, I'm not a pageant queen here
March 4, 2011 8:23 AM Subscribe
The VP of my company has made a habit of teasing me about whether I'm smiling. I'm getting to the point where if I don't say something soon, I might blow up one day. How can I communicate my distaste for this kind of teasing without offending and/or alienating him?
posted by litnerd to Human Relations (56 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
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post. I've been with this company for three and a half years, and only just now has this man (who isn't my direct boss, but with whom I sometimes work closely) started pestering me about smiling. I find it offensive and condescending, but obviously I want to keep my job. This man is very sensitive to what others think of him/say to him, and I'd rather not stir the pot. I don't want to risk compromising our currently cordial rapport. But for my own personal sanity, I need to tell him to knock it off. How can I do it in the gentlest way possible?