Unsure if I should seek clarification on workplace procedures
April 17, 2014 6:54 AM Subscribe
Sorry if I am vague. Other than seeming to lack leadership qualities my current boss has been nothing but pleasant (I mention this so it doesn't seem like I am questioning whether to do this because of my bosses behavior). I have been working at this place for a few months now. Basically I am unclear on several policies and procedures that are critical to my ability to do my job. I tend to overthink things but at the same time I feel like not understanding leads to a more stressful and possibly not correctly executed set of working conditions. My supervision in this job is nearly non existent and I am somewhat free to act as I see fit but my boss has said he wants things done a certain way. Going further this wasn't a failure to pay attention on my part . There was significant training done by the company but none of it focused on this area.
Basically my issue is should I sit down with my boss and seek clarification on a number of points ( something which would probably take 15 minutes) when technically I can do my job without the clarification but it might mean my work may not be in line with my bosses, the companies, or common sense expectations?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total)
Especially taking into consideration that most people in the place care about the policies to varying degrees and all follow the policies differently. Also to be clear my main issue is that although I know how my boss wants it done the procedures involved and the possibility of the result he wants seem to confuse me. Also there is no training manual or anything of that nature concerning this.