Is it right?

@jhenn22 (1243)
Philippines
June 6, 2008 5:42am CST
My supervisor scolded me in front of our client. What i did is i just keep my mouth shut and i went to washroom and cried...was it right that i keep my mouth shut and never talked back?
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10 responses
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
25 Sep 08
[i]Hi jhenn, When we are working sometimes, we need to be insensitive and tough with boss like this especially when we need the job! You just did the right thing because it will not be a good scenario for your client to be watching you both exchanging statements.. It was the professional way indeed! And maybe she will learn by that because as a Boss she has to respect everyone in the company for her to earn respect! The client for sure doesn't like the way she treated you![/i]
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Jun 08
you were probably right not to say anything at the time but i bet the customer thought he was out of line to. crying did no good that just messed up youe face. i would have had a talk w/him later. he sure wasn't being very professional by doing that. some people don't need to be supervisors. good luck.
• United States
6 Jun 08
I think that is was smart to keep your mouth shut in front of the client but when you and the supervisor are alone, I think that you should address the issue. I would ask them to please respect your feels and if they have a problem with something that you have done, to discuss it with you privately instead of around clients. Hopefully if you extend this courtesy to them then they will do the same for you.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Hi there Jhenn! I think that you did the right thing. Just don't give him any reason to do that again.
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
i think its just right that you have kept your mouth shut 'coz he's your boss and answering him back in front of a client wont do you any good..you will have a bad reputation as well as your company they will think that the employes have no respect to their employers.. it is ok to cry..it makes you feel much ok after a stressing incident..
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
What you did was right, not to talk back in front of the client. But this doesn't mean that you will not ask for clarification not explain your side on the situation. On her side, it was unprofessional for her to scold in front of a client when she could have done it in her office or somewhere else. I admire you for not talking back to your superior in front of the client because it would add to the negative image portrayed by your boss. I salute you professionalism.
@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
You did exactly the right thing. Who do you think would look ignoramus in your client's eyes? You can talk to your supervisor afterwards and explain your side. This is really the dilemma of every employee, the animal attitude of superiors.
• India
6 Jun 08
Its not really a question of whether your boss or right or wrong, it’s a question of how badly you need to keep the job. As it is, the boss is always correct, we employees have little or no choice at all. But if you feel that you can always get another job, they you can of course answer back whenver you are insulted. Otherwise, its in your interest to keep your mouth shut and cry in the washroom.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 Jun 08
I think in the workplace these days people seem to have to know their place as jobs are so hard to get in most places, if it was a case of keeping your job then maybe it is best you walked away...as hard as it may have been...
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
6 Jun 08
Dont cry for that silly reason jhenn, It is common in any business and many businessmen adopt this technique to attract their clients. Good you kept your mouth shut.