Re: need suggestions on handling a boss

Subject: Re: need suggestions on handling a boss
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 20:11:18 -0800 (PST)

"She doesn't want me to talk to the people who do the
process, because she doesn't want me to bother them -- they're busy."


This is the killer.  In the past I have worked for people who gave me things like this.  They all had one thing in common - they all screwed me. 


These words indicate that you will NEVER be able to make your boss happy.  Your boss does not consider you a member of the team. She has told you that you are a second class citizen, that your work is not as important, and that she expects you to work miracles. Polish your resume and start looking for a new job right now.



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Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:48 PM
Subject: need suggestions on handling a boss

Hi all,

I have a sticky situation, and I don't know how to handle it. I get along
well with my boss, except when it comes to work deliverables. I never seem
to be able to do what it is she wants. Half the time, I don't think I have
enough information to do what it is she wants me to do.

For example, today I was to write procedures for a process that I didn't
really know except for one meeting that I attended. She said that I left
out half the stuff that we talked about in the meeting, but she didn't tell
me what it was that I left out, but that I was to give her another draft by
tomorrow morning. She doesn't want me to talk to the people who do the
process, because she doesn't want me to bother them -- they're busy. When I
ask her questions about it, she told me to put in what I knew and she would
fill in the gaps.

Of course, I wasn't given the material to prep for the meeting, so a lot of
what they talked about in the meeting went over my head.

I have tried talking to her about this before, and she told me that I was
argumentative. Or she just freaks out and then tells me to come to her if I
have questions, that she knows the process. Well, she is so busy, that I
can't get her to sit down with me. I mean, if she has to sit with me and go
over it, she might as well write them herself.

So now I have this major deliverable for tomorrow morning, and I don't know
what or how I am supposed to put it together.

I have written a lot of procedure docs before, but I always sat down with
the person, or went through the steps to do it on my own. I feel like I am
having to write it with being deaf and blind.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.


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