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Old 04-01-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Hi all, I have posted here before about my boss (idk how to link an old thread) but the TL;DR of it is: make sexual harassment complaints about boss to HR; Boss then started putting a bunch of unnecessary work on my plate and having me work 10+ hour days for no reason and no compensation for (basically) doing new jobs than just my job now.

Now, for the new stuff.

For the past 2 weeks, my boss has CONSISTENTLY been screwing up. Double-booking meetings, saying the wrong things to candidates or C-level executives, as well as just generally saying the wrong things.

After every wrong then, he'll look at me and be like, "well I messed up again. This is why I need you to pick up my slack and check everything I do" (?? I am sorry but occasionally, sure, but he is a 40 year old man expecting to never take the fall for his screw-ups and to drag me down).

Or he will physically get PO'd and then say, "I need you to overlook everything I am doing because it is making me look bad".... Knowing that I literally had nothing to do with what he screwed up on.

Now it is just getting to the point where it honestly just seems like I have to babysit my boss and then take the blame for all of his screw ups because he can't seem to do his job right.

I have been applying for jobs, but because I live in a high COL city, most jobs I am seeing pay lower than what I get.

What am I supposed to do now? I really don't want his downfall to be my downfall. I don't know if he is genuinely just screwing up, or still "punishing" me for going to HR about him.

Last edited by PJSaturn; 04-16-2019 at 02:43 PM.. Reason: Two threads about same job merged.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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What is your job, as defined? If it's anything like executive/admin assistant, keeping his schedule and correspondence and so forth sorted out would be your responsibility. It's somewhat of a passing notion, but an assistant to "babysit" managers and bosses is a long-time thing.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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What is your job, as defined? If it's anything like executive/admin assistant, keeping his schedule and correspondence and so forth sorted out would be your responsibility. It's somewhat of a passing notion, but an assistant to "babysit" managers and bosses is a long-time thing.
Agreed, what is your job? If you are an EA, then it sounds like it may be part of your responsibility.

If you feel like he is retaliating against you for sexual harassment, bring it to HR.

Am I being unreasonable for thinking it's unfair, and should I start looking for a new job?
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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What is your job, as defined? If it's anything like executive/admin assistant, keeping his schedule and correspondence and so forth sorted out would be your responsibility. It's somewhat of a passing notion, but an assistant to "babysit" managers and bosses is a long-time thing.
I am a recruiter and he is the Director of Recruiting. I never had to "keep up his slack" until just a couple of weeks ago.
I'm not his assistant, I just work under him. None of my job duties are to be his assistant
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I am a recruiter and he is the Director of Recruiting. I never had to "keep up his slack" until just a couple of weeks ago.
I'm not his assistant, I just work under him. None of my job duties are to be his assistant
Even so, your duties could be seen to include helping manage his.

He clearly expects this; your choices are to work out some clearly defined requirements (instead of just vaguely keeping him out of self-made trouble) or find another job. Getting him to define what he wants from you, for purposes of review and evaluation, might be a start.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:06 PM
 
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Even so, your duties could be seen to include helping manage his.

He clearly expects this; your choices are to work out some clearly defined requirements (instead of just vaguely keeping him out of self-made trouble) or find another job. Getting him to define what he wants from you, for purposes of review and evaluation, might be a start.
The problem is that I would not mind "fixing" his mistake if it was occasional, but it literally has been something every day for the past couple of weeks and I am getting to my breaking point. The point to where I am very highly considering going to his superior, because I can't do my job because I have to continuously help him fix his issues
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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The problem is that I would not mind "fixing" his mistake if it was occasional, but it literally has been something every day for the past couple of weeks and I am getting to my breaking point. The point to where I am very highly considering going to his superior, because I can't do my job because I have to continuously help him fix his issues
Understood - sincerely - but you may well be told it's part of your job, and may honk off your boss and his superior by whining about it.

Best to talk to your boss about the issues, remaining calm and saying you're committed to doing a good job, but you need organization and understanding to be his effective EA/AA. If he continues to be erratic and demanding and accusatory, it's unlikely there's any solution short of a new job.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Yes, try to address his needs with a conversation, but I would start looking for another job. The two of you aren't a good fit.
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:54 PM
 
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Am I being unreasonable for thinking it's unfair, and should I start looking for a new job?
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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its ur job to make your boss look good regardless and then maybe get the drip.

Welcome to corp America. If you think switching will be any diff. LOLOLOLOLOL OK maybe not to this extent, no wait yeah it happens everywhere. Why ppl shuffle managers so frequently. Look its jkust the way business works. Boss ****s up underlings take the blame. Throw people under the bus, lie, pretend to be stupid its self preservation mode every man women for him or herself.

Do a prisoners dilemma put yourself in his shoes. Are you gunna take the high ground and take the fall or pin it on another analyst that has history with HR already? For all you know this could be a form of retaliation not covered by law GG
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