Boss says I'm not assertive, what should I do?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m sorry, that doesn’t sound like the best welcome back to your job.

I totally understand being caught off guard after hearing something like that also (especially after being spun around from manager to manager!).

If it were me, I would probably arrange time with this new boss to understand exactly why she feels like I’m not “assertive”.  I would probably ask a few clarifying questions and also ask for what I could do better.  I’d probably mostly ask questions without trying to explain too many things (this mostly comes from my own experience with my manager who specifically hates excuses)


I know that may be really obnoxious to have to do, but I think it would show initiative and an interest in improving.  Not that you don’t have either of those features.  

Post # 3
9821 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Throw everything off her desk, grab her by the neck and dare her to say it again to my face.


*probably don’t do this 

Post # 4
580 posts
Busy bee

slomotion :  hahahhaha I actually lol’d. I vote for this option, for comedic purposes

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