To follow-up my When the Boss is Away post and to expound on a tweet from Monday, I do not understand how when a manager is away, some people think all forms of procedure go out the window.
My tweet from Monday was “if someone higher up than me would say no to your request, just because that person is gone, what makes you think I would say yes? seriously.”
I’ve had the opportunity to serve as Department Manager while my immediate supervisor is on vacation. My supervisor has a great finesse for ensuring people follow the right procedures. I don’t. However, I hope the right phrase is, I don’t yet.
The truth is, I did say yes. I did go through with completing the project against my better judgment. Hopefully, this won’t end up being a detrimental thing for any of the parties (especially me!) involved.