Wednesday, November 25, 2009

When bosses are right...

We work to earn a living and we have to face our bosses every day. Which leaves us no choice even though it despise us to see them.

I was reprimanded by my boss yesterday for not knowing my job well. I think there goes my confirmation. I'm only in this new job for 5 months now.

There was an overlook mistake that I made and was asked to clear that mistake. It involves checking quotations against a creditor invoice. The supplier mistakenly printed out the location wrongly but the quote was right.

There was no mistake to rectify and I explained to my boss, even comparing the last invoice made. He doesn't listen to my explanation and insisted that I have checked wrongly.

My colleague saw the same mistake the supplier made on the invoice and told my boss. Finally, he relented. He called me in and return the file, never even apologise for his mistake of reprimanded me! His egoistic behaviour has gone way up to his big head!

Ps. Why do bosses always think that they are right?

Are there any chance to explain when being reprimanded from bosses?

6 comments:

reanaclaire said...

hey jessie, u never heard of this phrase... Bosses are always right!
well, that is how life is..
anyway, dont worry or stress about it.. everywhere we go, sure meet all kinds of people ...
last time i have a terrorizing time with my lady boss..not only me, whole office unless they bodek her, otherwise hell for us who didnt! anyway, thank God she has gone now.. phew...

Kelvin said...

wat to do, they r ur boss.

eugene said...

Ok,,,, irrespective of any positions, boss or not, if for one to progress,we must always know no one is always right.

we must learn to listen,learn to accept different opinions,learn to hear from the dissent.......then we learn to be better

Sexy Jessie said...

So I've heard and knew that lady bosses are tyrant, Claire. Men bosses are so much better.

Well Kelvin, sometimes life ain't fair. Do we need to let our bosses be always right all the time?

Eugene, as you are your own boss, do you come to your employee's level and understand them?

Sexy Jessie said...

So I've heard and knew that lady bosses are tyrant, Claire. Men bosses are so much better.

Well Kelvin, sometimes life ain't fair. Do we need to let our bosses be always right all the time?

Eugene, as you are your own boss, do you come to your employee's level and understand them?

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

As a boss my self, I would listen and honestly, I do not like to make anyone's life miserable but sometimes, we had to go what we got to do.I honestly believe that NO ONE PURPOSELY MAKE A MISTAKE.

Once I work as a partner with an Australian company, the Australian sent to be my smart partner thinks she is my superior. Many a times, she will try to humiliate me in front of others just to get me to quit. After three months....she realized that I am not the enemy, and she actually asked me to forgive her. THAT IS RARE!!!!

I treat all my team members as smart partners.Their input will generate income,hence, everyone has a say but again, as a leader, we got to lead. Most time we got to go to everyone's level and capacity to ensure that everyone in the team is productive and effective.