How should I handle a boss who flip-flops back and forth on issues?

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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.

I’ll 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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Ajay Gurnule November 19, 2013 at 3:20 am

Hi, 2 things went wrong 1. Management Fault : Recruiting him at a manager level and 2.Employees Fault – Reportees not voicing out clearly to the management if voiced but mgt. sitting with no action then Mgt, at fault.

THE SOLUTION IS TO KICK OUT SUCH PEOPLE FROM THE WORK PLACE. ALSO EMPLOYEES NEED TO HIGHLIGHT SUCH NAMES IN PUBLIC SO THAT EMPLOYERS CAN REFER TO IT BEFORE HIRING SUCH CANDIDATES AT SENIOR LEVEL.

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