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Dec. 22nd, 2005

My boss has this annoying habit: he waits until I'm on my way out the door, and then stops me to ask about something "important." He's done it several times. He did it last week and I was almost late to a performance because of it. He did it tonight, and I would have been late for rehearsal if lillibet hadn't called to remind me that my rehearsal was actually at 8, not 7.

Here's what I don't get: He's asked me to come in once a week to help out with transitioning the person who took over for me and with any computer issues that may arise. I've been coming in on Thursday afternoons, but they haven't had anything for me to do. I took the initiative and took care of some computer things for a co-worker, but mostly I've been sitting there twiddling my thumbs, occasionally answering the phone, asking my replacement if she needs help with anything, and surfing the web. So, why not come talk to me when I'm just sitting there doing nothing? Why wait until I have my coat on and my bag on my shoulder before asking me to solve his latest computer problem?!

I'm only sticking around BU for the health insurance — just a couple more months of this, and then I'm gone. I'm also switching to a Tuesday schedule after the New Year, and he has clinic on Tuesdays, so I'm hoping he'll be too busy to accost me in the hallways like this anymore. I'll be so glad when this is over.

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lillibet
Dec. 23rd, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
Consider going to find him an hour before you're planning to leave and say "I'm wrapping things up for the day--anything you wanted me to take care of before I leave?"
minkrose
Dec. 23rd, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
my mother does this all the time. I'm in the house or even nearby, I'll tell her I'm going somewhere but it's not until I come downstairs and am ACTUALLY LEAVING that she wants to discuss some news article or schedules for tomorrow or mercury in tuna or who knows what. usually something that totally DOESN'T need to be taken care of RIGHT THEN.

it drives me nuts. good luck solving that.
treacle_well
Dec. 23rd, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
I like lillibet's suggestion.

It's probably more likely to actually work than mine, which would be to see if you could move to what seems to me to be the next step in transition--suggest to your boss that it would be great if he first talked to New Person about the important thing, and that she can then come to you with anything she has questions about/needs help with. (Or even ask New Person if she would like to take the initiative for talking with boss about moving to this next stage of transition.)
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