HOw do I fight authoritity (politely)
February 24, 2014 7:59 AM Subscribe
My boss just sent out an email to members of a team that questions my competence. How do I politely ask her not to do this?
posted by nubianinthedesert to Work & Money (29 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recently did some research and provided a work group the results. My boss questioned the results but instead of coming to me, she sent out an email that said: "Nubian and I need to review this information. We'll be back to you with a clearer answer later."
I am relatively new to this role but not to the skills used in it. I find my new boss is one who is constantly making Mt. Kilamanjaro out of a mole hill. Her everyday demeanor is "foaming at the mouth."
It would have been very easy for her to call me and ask the group not to act or my research until (insert date here). We have a meeting scheduled for Thursday of this week so I could have emailed and said "I'll provide further information at our meeting." There was no urgency and no need for her to make people think I am incompetent.
I have lots of issues with this woman but this is a big one. How can I approach this professionally? (P.S. I work for a company where we DO NOT provide any feedback or annual/quarterly review of our managers. There is no formal process in place for me to talk to my boss' superior)