10 Signs Your Boss Is Just Not That Into You – Sign #2

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*

Our Employee Advocates are here to help you navigate difficult situations in the workplace. Download the MyZolve app or visit myzolve.com today!

Tune in next week for Sign #3: My boss talks about his ex (employee that is) all the time!

10 Signs Your Boss Is Just Not That Into You – Sign #1

Have you ever wondered “what’s up with him” or more likely “what the hell is wrong with her?” after an encounter with your boss? Yeah, me too! In this series we will discuss signs that your boss is just not that into you. But, more importantly, we will discuss the potential why and what to do about it!

Although I have not dated in many years, I cannot help but see the similarities between dating someone who is “just not that into you” and having a boss who seems aloof. I recently started crushing on someone (code for the poor guy probably doesn’t have a clue) and the experience thus far has inspired me to share…ways to know that your manager or supervisor is just not that into you and what you can do to change that!

Sign #1: My boss rarely responds to my calls, emails, text messages, IM’s, etc.!

Or … it takes a while for him or her to respond. Communication is key in any relationship. Our crush may be able to get away with not communicating because they simply have no interest in us (ouch), but a leader who is bad at it can wreak havoc in the workplace.

When your manager fails to answer or respond to your calls and other communications in a timely manner, not only can it affect your productivity, but also your general well-being in the workplace. It could be that he or she is just a poor communicator or it could be that they are not truly vested in your growth and overall success in the workplace.

Gather your thoughts, including specific instances where the communication is lacking and, if you are comfortable, set up a time to meet with your boss to discuss how the two of you can work together to ensure communication is flowing both ways. If you are unable to come to an agreement, it may be time to consult with HR, upper management, or seek employment elsewhere.

Connect with of our expert Employee Advocates for assistance with navigating your workplace concerns. You can think of MyZolve as your personal, on-demand relationship counselor … for work situations!

Tune in next week for Sign #2: Your boss ghosts you in the mornings and at the end of the workday!

Why We’re “HR’s Alter Ego”

MyZolve was born out of Employee of Choice, Inc. (EOC) which is an organization committed to advocating for the world’s citizens in the workplace, improving their ability to interact more effectively at work in order to reduce the likelihood of unemployment (aka getting fired). EOC’s vision was to create a safe space for the world’s most vulnerable employees to discuss and resolve workplace issues at a minimal to no cost.

Enters MyZolve … a mobile app and web platform that serves as “HR’s Alter Ego”, providing employees with on-demand access to workplace advice. MyZolve provides users with a FREE self-help tool that allows them to describe the situation they are facing and provides advice and resources to start them on the path to resolution.

Additionally, there are low-cost chat and call (voice + video) options that put users in touch with an expert Employee Advocate for unbiased and confidential assistance. For more complex matters, the platform provides the option to open a case, where users are able to engage with an Employee Advocate for an extended period of time as they work together to develop a plan of action to address the users concern.

One of the main things that stands out about MyZolve is the fact that it is a place where “Your Boss is Not Welcome!” That’s right, MyZolve works directly with employees and does not accept funds from corporations in order to avoid bias and to ensure confidentiality for our users. We understand that when faced with challenges such as rebutting a negative performance review or more complex issues such as discrimination, there are simply times when people feel more comfortable seeking outside advice. HR’s Alter Ego is the perfect solution.

Don’t hesitate to take the first step to resolving your workplace concerns today. Our team is committed to advocating on your behalf for the best possible outcome!


 

MyZolve Founder Featured in “The Financial Diet”

MyZolve CEO & Founder, Meme Scott was featured in a recent article,“3 Signs Your Boss May Actually Be Super Toxic — & 5 Rights You Have To Protect Yourself.” In this piece, Hope Lewis dives into different forms of toxic workplace behavior. HR experts share their tips and actionable steps to address some of these behaviors that are commonly faced in the work environment.

Read on to see if the “Threat to Pet Phenomena” or “Tone Policing” resonate with workplace experiences that you or someone you know have had. If this article brings to light workplace issues that you need assistance with — check out MyZolve for expert advice today!