Have to face my boss tomorrow; reported her to internal auditing today
March 11, 2013 7:26 PM Subscribe
I am a temp employee in a very small office. Obviously I can't comfortably say what kind. My boss made a dangerous error Friday, repeated the error today and then covered up both errors, in front of me, and not giving me any plausible deniability of knowin what she was doing. I reported this over her head and am now nervous about handling the fallout.
posted by tulip-socks to Work & Money (20 answers total)
I called our internal auditor and emailed a brief factual description of the problem. No emotion or blame. I sandwiched it between 'I need training on our official corporate policy for dealing with these things when they happen.'
Not only were the mistakes dangerous (in the medium term, to one specific individual), they would constitute fraud and both lf us would be prosecutable.
A few weeks ago the same boss handled another employee's mistake poorly and then chastised me for....calling our auditor. (that one was medium level - signing off as witnessing things before they happened. The latest is more serious.)
The auditor has told me I did the right thing, should always err on the side of reporting, and thanked me. But there is nobody else at work who could possibly know about this error (and definitely not about the coverup). Recall that I am not a permanent employee.
Hive mind, please help me brainstorm what I should say tomorrow if/when boss confronts me. I need to be unapologetic, yet sympathetic. I may need to defuse anger, and not become angry myself.
Bonus round: I need to deal with some internal shame that I didn't try to stop her from covering up.