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grrr argh 2

Posted on: January 24, 2011

I’m not sure if it’s the PMS and I’m overreacting, or it’s just that my boss really grinds my gears.

Noooo, not the nice boss that I have at the moment, the boss at the job that I have to go back to 😦

One of my staff (at the hell hole I have to return to) mentioned something to me in a social conversation the other day. It indicated a potential conflict of interest / flawed judgment / putting private interests above the public – in other words, an ethics issue. Despite the fact that I am not in my substantive role, therefore she is not currently my employee, as a government employee I have a responsibility to report things like this. So I did. To the boss I hate. Because she is the most appropriate person to report it to, being upper line management of the person I was reporting.

This morning I received a narky email telling me that I shouldn’t worry about things like this until I return, and that she will leave it for me to raise when I’ve returned to my position. She then copied our even higher boss in on the email.

After I ‘replied all’ to her email, stating that it was my understanding that issues of this nature should be dealt with promptly, I rang our Ethics Hotline and reported the matter to them. I also forwarded my boss’s email on to them at their request.

How to win friends and influence people. Not.


2 Responses to "grrr argh 2"

Keep this up and she might not be there when you get back…. one can hope anyway.

She won’t be there when I get back! She will still be in the same organisation though 😦 She moves on to a new job in 2 weeks (which is actually her old job, I guess she just couldn’t hack this one lol)

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