Have you ever wondered “what’s up with him” or the more likely “what the hell is wrong with her?” after an encounter with your boss? Yeah, me too! In this series we have been discussing the signs that your boss is just not that into you. But, more importantly, we’re discussing potential why’s and what to do about it! If you missed the first 2 signs, be sure to go back and check them out. For now, here is the 3rd sign.
Sign #3: My boss talks about his ex (employee that is) all the time!
He brings up the previous person who had your job all the time. Nothing worse than a man or woman who is always bringing up their ex right?! Same thing applies at work. If your boss is constantly talking about and comparing you to the person who had your job before, it can be both annoying and deflating.
This is one of those situations where a conversation should definitely take place. Perhaps your manager does not realize what he is doing. Maybe bringing it to their attention will make it stop. If it does not, pay close attention to the comparisons. Are you not meeting their expectations when it comes to getting the work done or how you carry it out?
Dissect the most important issues and then sit down with your manager to discuss those areas and not necessarily a discussion about the previous incumbent. This is a great way to take control of your own performance management. On the other hand, it could be a sign that it is time to find another job.
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Tune in next week for Sign #4: My boss never takes interest in my life.
Have you ever wondered “what’s up with him” or the more likely “what the hell is wrong with her?” after an encounter with your boss? Yeah, me too! In this series we discuss signs that your boss is just not that into you. But, more importantly, we will discuss potential why’s and what to do about it! Here is the 2nd sign.
Sign #2: My manager “ghosts” me in the mornings and at the end of the day. I never know where he is!
Disappearing act? It has happened to the best of us. Especially when it comes to that crush that you just knew was the one. But then, poof! They are gone. As if, they vanished into thin air. In the world of work, it has become a “new thing” that employees are ghosting employers. You and I know that there is nothing new about this. Employees have been ghosting their employers since the beginning of time. But…what about managers?
As an HR professional, one of the complaints I have heard from employees is that they never know where their manager is. The manager comes in late and leaves without telling anyone. Frankly, this is not uncommon. Managers tend to have a lot going on that could require them to be away from the office at random times during the day. However, if your manager is constantly “ghosting” you and it is affecting your ability to get your work done (see Sign #1 on Communication), it may be time to have a conversation.
Explain how these disappearing acts are affecting your workday and try to come to some sort of agreement around how to get in touch during the day. Let’s be real, your manager really does not owe you an explanation for what they do with their time. That is for their boss to deal with, but when ghosting affects OUR jobs, you best believe it is our business and we should speak up about it. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for when we are ghosted by a significant other. *sigh*
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Tune in next week for Sign #3: My boss talks about his ex (employee that is) all the time!