I don't want to get in trouble!
January 23, 2012 5:35 AM Subscribe
Workplace filter: I feel uncomfortable doing something.. give me a clue as to what to do? Details inside
posted by xicana63 to Human Relations (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So a few months ago at work our little department of two grew to three. The new hire (named A) was hired on as a contract person rather than a salaried employee. And on a personal level A and I hit it off. We've become really good friends.
Our boss (B) travels a lot, esp since A started. While B has been in the office A has requested days off due to sickness and such, but when B is out of the office A will find all sorts of excuses not to come into the office. She used to text me in the morning with the excuse du jour and it got to the point where I finally told her I am not her supervisor so she doesn't need to ask me for permission. She got the clue and when she texts me she'll be out of the office she includes "I'll be sure to let B know." Great fantastic, it takes me out of the equation... except the fact that when B is traveling I sign A's time sheets... aaannnd I've noticed that on days she took off and wasn't working from home she didn't mark them as missed days.... sooo what should I do. I tried covering my butt by telling her I'm not her super but I don't think it's enough I just dont want B coming back to me and saying "Why didnt you let me know she was missing so many days?" "Why did you think you had the authority to give her days off" "Why did you sign the timesheet when you knew she didn't work those hours?".. etc.
The last few months A would miss a day or two every trip B took but the last two weeks that B has been out A only came into the office twice! .. I'm not sure what to do to not upset a new friend but also I feel I owe my boss visibility into this? Or should I just keep my mouth shut?