Ever had anyone take credit for work YOU have done??

United States
July 16, 2007 9:39pm CST
I used to work for a boss that do that all the time. If it's something good that happened, he will always make it look like it was his idea and he did the bulk of the work when it's completely not true! He does this a lot especially when reporting to superiors. He will not give credit where credit is due. You are always made to feel like your work is not appreciated...and not only that, he will "steal" all the credit from you. Have you ever encountered someone like this?
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9 responses
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
yeah, i once had a boss like that. not only did he take the credit but he also took the opportunities that come along with it, like the travel and perks and so much more. when i resigned from that project, he did not report it to his superiors. when the superiors came for a visit and ran on a glitch on calculations they were experimenting on and everbody on the team and the foreign consultants could not find what's the glitch... the head of all superiors asked my boss..."who's the math wiz here?" unfortunately for my boss, somebody uttered my name. and the head said, "so, where is she?" (meaning, me). boy oh boy, my former boss was in a hot seat for a while for failure to report that i resigned from the project and i wasn't credited for all my contributions in the project.
• United States
18 Jul 07
Yeah, even after I left the company and got a REALLY good job, he still wanted to take credit for my work by telling everyone I landed the good job "because he trained me well"!!!!!!
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
he's got the nerve! well, good riddance to them all. hahaha
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
thanks for the BR! :)
@tuffy999 (794)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
all the time, but my philosophy is let them do that for in due time the truth will always come out.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
That's true...someone will find out eventually.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Yep-- it happens right at work- I love it- I do the work and my co-worker takes the credit- It used to drive me crazy- but I know that my boss knows the difference- I went on a mini vacation- and nothing got done- He called me into his office when I got back and asked me if I'm the one who does the most of the work- BINGO!
• United States
18 Jul 07
hahaha! Yeah, the culprit always gets caught in the end...sooner or later. I'm glad your boss is smart enough to know the difference.
@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Goodness I thhik we worked for the same guy!!!! I designed a whole brochure and he took it made one litle change and actually passed it off as if he had done all the work...I was so angry but what could I say? He even had the nerve to say how wonderful the brochure turned out and could I call the printer for him....I wanted to put him through the printer
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Grr!!!! That's just SSSOOOO wrong!! Is there any way you can add your name and say "designed by..." onthe brochure.
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
For me, it was a co-worker. She was young and pretty and although she wasn't my boss, she was from another department and I had to work with her. If our team did something collectively great, she got the credit. If she made a bad decision, it was our fault. She wasn't very bright but used her good looks and talkativeness to get ahead. Not to mention, she was later rumored to have had romantic relations with the boss. Shortly after I left the company, I heard they let go of her too. Apparently good looks didn't take her very far although it took the company pretty long to see past through it.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
Some people are just so manipulative. Good thing they called her out on her schemes! :)
• Canada
17 Jul 07
That hasn't happened yet, and it won't either. I make sure that I copyright what I do, or I have proof that I did it first, so no one will be able to take credit for work that is not theirs. If it is mine, I make sure that I can prove it.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
But some things are not so tangible where you can put your name and copyright on it.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Jul 07
No, thank goodness! Sorry that you have. Have faith. People that are dishonest get caught and once they do, their word is no good. If you don't have your good word, you haven't got much at all.
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• Philippines
17 Jul 07
i have experienced this several times already and i really hate it when people praise them for a job well done when in fact, they did not really exert any effort to accomplish the task. i just keep quiet about it but when i get the chance to talk to the person about what he/she has done, i do talk to them about it and tell them how i exactly feel. of course, they won't admit what they have done. well...
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• United States
10 Aug 07
A lot of times but the two that tick me off more than everything is a guy taking all credit for a website I designed for him and bosses at work taking credit for work I or others have done. One of many reasons I haven't been to work in 2 weeks.