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Question: We have two supervisors in our location. Neither will take action on
anything unless they "witness" it. Recently, two of us helped a third
employee get ready for a presentation on the day of the event. The
work could have been completed earlier in the week. I told my boss
that she may want to ask how the presentation went, giving us the
opportunity to explain that we did all the work for the other employee.
She told me that she could not ask those types of questions, because
she hadn't witnessed it. Shouldn’t she, as a supervisor, have the
right to ask how the presentation went and were there any problems,
etc.? So, how do issues get resolved? Our supervisors rarely venture
into our office, so they hardly ever witness what goes on. — Anonymous
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