Don't vouch for me!
January 3, 2007 12:37 PM Subscribe
How can I get a coworker to stop vouching for my time or presence?
posted by fijiwriter to human relations (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a coworker (in sales) who has a knack for setting up appointments without my knowledge and dragging me into them at the last minute. Today was the final straw - an email to a client saying that she and I wanted to set up a meeting sometime tomorrow, and would they be available. The kicker? She did not ask me if I was even going to be at work let alone available.
To put this in perspective, I have a wife who is due to give birth any time in next week or two (Yay! Go us!) and I don't want her or other coworkers to think they can just spring appointments on me amid last-minute baby/OB appointments.
So, what would be a polite yet firm, professional way to say, "You know, please check with me before you vouch for my time or presence in meetings you request with clients, especially at this point in our pregnancy when we have several appointments and dealings to work through."
Is that too harsh? Any other advice?