(Closed) My boss is stressing me out!!!

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2300 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

is there some sort of availability calendar in the office? when i was a manager, once i had approved a time off request, it went into the calendar, and it was open for all employees to see and check. 

other than that, perhaps you could (next time) shoot her an email a week beforehand saying, ‘i want to thank you for giving me x date off, i really appreciate it. i will aim to have y report on your desk before i go. thanks again’. 

then you’re taking initiative, being proactive while still reminding her – and it’s on paper so she can’t say she forgot.

Post # 4
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Girl my boss is the same way! I ask for my time off at least 2 weeks in advance, then remind him the week before, and again the day before, and it’s on our big calendar in the file room. Inevitably he will start calling the receptionist to find out where I am- like I never cleared it with him! Soo annoying! I started copying the receptionist on my e-mails asking for time off & reminders so that when he calls her she can say “oh, you ok’d her to take today off in your e-mail of ___” and then he usually apologizes and stops freaking out. I’d bring in someone else to witness it all if you can so then it’s not just your word vs. your boss’s word…. 

Post # 5
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@sillysillybee:  My bosses are very last minute and forgetful as well.  Other than the calendar idea like PP suggested I don’t have any advise other than to leave work at workr when she finally lets you walk out the door.  

Post # 6
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m dealing with the exact same thing with my boss. It’s stressful! I wish I had some advice for you but I don’t even know what to do myself.

I would just finish everything you have going on right now and leave at the end of the day like you’re supposed to. Maybe throw a quick “have a good weekend” and leave it at that.

Have fun dress shopping and at your engagement party!

Post # 8
11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, is there somewhere that you can prove that she gave you those days off? It would suck for her to call you, freaking out, and then have you not be able to prove that she okayed it, you know? We have a time off request on our payroll/timeclock portal, and then when they days are approved, they’re written on a giant calendar.

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