(Closed) Work related, who takes over job?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Who picks up the slack?
    My boss : (0 votes)
    Me : (1 votes)
    50 %
    Other- please explain : (1 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would just ask. If your boss wants to deligate the work to you, he’s allowed, because he’s your boss too…I actually would ask before touching any of the work; because if you just jump to it, your boss might get upset because it’s his place now to delegate the work, not yours.

    Post # 4
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that it might be yours since you are closer in the chain to him.  I would ask your boss if you aren’t sure though.

    Post # 5
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I always avoid situations where I am given responsibility, but not the authority to carry it out. It seems like that was the position you were in.

    I think you need to talk to your boss about who should do the work. I think it should have been ironed out before A was granted leave, but either way, if the work doesn’t get done it will reflect poorly on you. So if I were you, I’d do it.

    However, if you got demoted or less pay for no longer being A’s supervisor, then it is totally not your responsibility.

    Post # 6
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You’ll have to ask, if you feel comfortable doing so.  The dynamic in my office is horrible, so I already know I’d pick up the slack.  I’d never even ask my boss, because she has already established the fact that she no longer intends to do much.. unless the executives or the press is involved (can’t stand her).  I know how frustrating it is to take on someone else’s work, that’s always my role.  The funny part, is that when I’m gone, my work just waits here for me. 

    Post # 7
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think you’ll have to ask, too.

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