- 3 years ago
Quick background: I’ve been at my company for about 6 months now. I work as an event manager in a corporate environment and LOVE IT. About 2 weeks ago, our company announced that two departments would be merging and I would be getting a new boss. I really like my new boss and am happy that he is excited about my potential! With the depts merging, I knew there were going to be rearrangements regarding seating and offices assignments. I currently have my own office and quite frankly need it as it gets quite full and overwhelming with the lunches we bring in weekly, prizes I have to keep secure and decorations for our events. Also, I have one of the smaller offices in the building (which I’m fine with and is to be expected with my position in comparison with others)!
So, today, a coworker (the Policy Manager) came into my office today and essentially told me that my new boss is tweaking her responsibilities and that she is here to “have my back” and “bounce ideas off of each other.” She also said that his idea was to put us together in my office. My response was, “Ok?” and then I went on to tell her about my concerns (space, how different our responsibilities are, and my need for my own workspace). She frequently goes home because she’s needs the “quiet to write”, and I am on the phone probably 40% of my day talking with different venues, caterers, etc. How is that going to work? Anyway, I had to run to a meeting in the middle of our conversation, but when I got back all of her stuff has now been put in my office and she’s gone. I’m a little frustrated and quite frankly really annoyed.
I like her as a person but don’t think I would work well with her in my office. Not only did my boss not approach me about the subject, I was given literally zero notice and now I have someone invading my space. Am I justified in feeling this way or is this the way the cookie crumbles? The rest of the department is making the big move tomorrow so I want to talk to my boss in the morning and broach the subject. Is that wise?