Re: WaH

Subject: Re: WaH
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:26:46 -0700

This is starting to sound to me like another case
of "spineless manager syndrome." Passing on
a supposedly offhand remark by "someone..."

Instead of telling the employee, "I need more
tracking information about your work."

Instead of responding to "we don't know what
she does when she works at home" with, "Don't
worry. I know."

Instead of responding to "how do we know what
she does when she works at home?" with, "the
same way I know what you (or "your employees"
if the remark comes from another manager) do."

If this is just an isolated incident, the 10-minute
sit-down is fine (assuming you can even find out
who the source of this is), but if it is repeated,
then while it is certainly not "harrassment" or any
other legally actionable situation, it is a sign that
"something is wrong" on the management level.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> It was an off-hand remark. Just sit down with the person, find out
> what makes them think this, and work it out. 10 minute conversation
> and it's fixed.


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