Give credit where credit is due!

Philippines
June 1, 2007 12:08am CST
I am a supervisor in the office, I have this immediate boss who often than not will pass to me a special job assignment given to her directly by our President, say she was asked by the President to research or make a study on certain subject, she will then ask me to do it. However, after I finished the job for her, she will report it to the President without giving due credits to my efforts, meaning all the credits will be given to her. I always felt bad with this kind of treatment from my boss. Do you have the same experience as this, how do you feel about it?
1 response
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have been in similar situations. I worked at a place where I was doing the supervisors work but not getting the job title or pay. I resented it so much but never stood up for myself. I think you should. You shoukd be able to say something along the lines of... I believe this assignment was given to you for a reason and I don't want to mess it up for you. If you prefer I do it, I think we should get the ok fromthe president.So there is no misunderstanding should something go wrong with the report(or whatever).Also if they have any questions I will be prepared seeing as how I did the work. Also if you work in an environment where you are uncomfortable saying "no" you should contact your human resources or union rep or whoever else is in charge of employee complaints.
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
Thank you very much for your advise.