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Question: The company I work for had an office/staff restructuring about a year
ago. I was hired as the office administrator. My boss is also new. He
tells me that as an administrator, I should administrate. When I do, he
doesn’t back me up and inevitably he goes in the opposite direction and
has me jump through hoops only to end up right back where I started.
say, “the sky is blue.” He’ll say, "No ... the sky is green, and why
don't you study up on the green sky and get back to me on why it is
green." Then he’ll come back a week later and say “the sky is blue” and
a week later ask me how the “green sky” is going. How should I
tactfully and professionally tell him I’m frustrated and it affects the
way I get things done? I am very confident in how I do my job, but to
be honest, there are times when I'll question if the sky really is
green. — Paula
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