Making the boss look bad.

@LovingIt (5398)
United States
September 26, 2006 3:30am CST
You are asked for information by your bosses boss. you know that this information will make you boss look bad and most likely your boss will fire you over it. you have two choices. 1. Give the top boss incorrect information and make your boss look good and keep your job or 2. Give the correct information out knowing it will most likely cost you your job. This information, by the way, is extremely important and can affect the future of your entire City. What would you do?
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4 responses
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
8 Oct 06
It is so unfair for someone in authority to put a subordinate in this position. The questions you should ask your boss's boss is why he wants to know the information and to put his request in writing. Plus tell him that you want him to detail what repercussions you could suffer if you go over the head of your immediate supervisor. That way you are at least you are covered. Then you tell the truth, no matter what the affect it has on the employment of you or your immediate supervisor.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
10 Oct 06
I can't go into the details, but this was a real life situation and the person told the truth and was fired. The person has now filed a lawsuit, however, so we'll see what happens.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
Sorry for the delay but thanks for giving me best response for this discussion. Also hope that something has been sorted our regarding this problem that you had.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Things are still in the works for my friend, but it's looking good.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Nov 06
I hope the situation has settled down by now, if not resolved in fact. :)
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
3 Nov 06
A federal lawsuit has been filed and it is awaiting a court date to be set at this time.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 07
I would risk loosing my Job as I do not believe in covering for someone Boss or not who has to make Vital decisions to save my Job and put an entire City in trouble just so that I can keep my Job.
@tba123 (457)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I think I would tell the bosses boss that unless he can guarantee that I wouldn't lose my job that I wasn't answering his questions. Which would probably get you fired too. I just don't see how a boss could put you in the position to tell on another boss and telling could get you fired. Or else I would plead I didn't know nothing about it to ask someone else. You gotta look after too. If the city is in that much danger maybe find some way to annomously(sp) let the boss know whats going on. That way your taking care of the city and yourself too! You gotta take care of yourself because other won't do it for you but you shouldn't leave the whole city in danger either. Sounds like a bad spot to be in.