One At The Apex Of His Career Never Apologises..

Thiruvananthapuram, India
April 25, 2007 12:23pm CST
If an inferior feels that his action has hurt his boss in the least, he invariably tenders his apologies to him. On the other hand, the boss makes a mistake .. will he apologise for his wrong-doing?
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I think it depends on whether the boss has a good repor with his employees or not. Some supervisors seem to have the notion that it's them against the employees, and that any shown form of weakness will lessen their "power" over them. But others, taking a more personal approach to employee relations, seem to take more into consideration their actions toward the employees and how their employees feel in certain situations.
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• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Well, katlady, from my experience, the supervisors can easily admit having been wrong in some perception or instructions at work, so they apologize. This is because the supervisors are in direct contact with the employees and are therefore close enough to each one directly under them. But the managers are much too proud to admit being in the wrong and say sorry for such a mistake.
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
25 Apr 07
That is so very true. Their pride sometimes gets in their way doesn't it? I've worked for a few managers that were like that. And it made things somewhat uncomfortable in some situations.
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@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
25 Apr 07
From my experience, if I, as a manager made a mistake, I did apologize for my misunderstanding or action, because I wanted my employees to know that we all make mistakes and that we are all human, but be honest about mistakes being made. It is important to build a bond with your employees. I never had much respect for someone who could not live up to their expectations of others.
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@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
18 May 07
Thanks for the best response rating. I really am honored!
• United States
25 Apr 07
not usualy for when one reaches the top one inevitabley feels they can do no wrong!
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
I cannot remember one instance at all when my boss ever said sorry if it's him at fault. What I can recall is that I was always the one saying sorry whenever the boss deems that I did something wrong. A superior officer can easily say sorry to me but never the boss.
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I have worked retail for many years. My boss was a very nice person. If she made a mistake, she would always appologize to who ever she wronged. On the other hand the district manager of the company did not know how to apologize. I don't think it is the job but the person. If they are not good people with morals and they are a success they will not feel they need to apologize no matter how wrong they are. Then on the other hand you have people who have morals and don't care how high on the ladder they are when they are wrong they have the balls to say so. This however, doesn't happen ofter.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
25 Apr 07
He should apologise, if he's a good boss. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. To not be able or willing to admit to a mistake is a sign of poor character.
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