I'm not the only one
June 24, 2008 6:19 AM Subscribe
Help me cover my ass.
posted by mammary16 to Work & Money (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was recently put in charge of an editing project. In the course of the project, I worked with another person who I clearly tasked a few specific high-priority issues to.
I neglected to fully follow up on her regarding a few of those issues, and now I've been pulled back in to correct some errors that I should have caught the first time around. In particular, she neglected to do anything about 3 major issues that had been specifically mentioned by our client.
I was in charge of the project, and the fact that I signed off without making sure those errors were corrected is my responsibility. Still, is there some message I can send the project manager to fess up but still make clear that my associate messed up as well without seeming like a jerk?
I was thinking something along the lines of "I regret these three 3 issues getting past me - I had tasked them to [ ] and didn't follow up to make sure they were finished."
Does that sound too passive-aggressive?
My main concern is to maintain a good working relationship with my client.
Any thoughts? What do you do in similar situations?