(Closed) Colleague threw me under the bus today…

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Tatum:  That is an awful position to be in.  I would be worried that my colleague that threw me under the bus would now have it out for me because I told the boss the truth, therefore blowing her lie to smithereens and looking like a “tattletale”.  You did the right thing in being truthful as sucky as it is to have to look like you tattled.

What is the colleague like? Maybe she sent that to the client and cc’d your boss but was going to come clean to the boss privately–so the firm saves face but you don’t get hung out to dry.  I would hope that’s the case and if it was then she won’t be mad that you told the truth.

On the flip side, if she’s a jerk and was thinking she could lie to the boss (no idea who in their right mind would think that, friends or not you’d think she has the common sense to realize you’d defend yourself) and then it’s your word against hers, then you have a big issue on your hands. 

First of all I’d test the waters with your colleague and see if she was planning on lying to the boss for real, not just for the client’s sake.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also, make SURE you CYA and keep everything in writing whenever possible, especially if it turns out you can’t trust her.

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