Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about invasion of office by boss:
I just moved into my new office that has a sliding glass window. A lock for the window was ordered and a lock was installed on the door. This is an HR office and one would have assumed that if the door was locked, the window was not an entrance! As I was leaving one night, a supervisor asked if she could leave some personnel files locked in my office rather than take them back to her desk. I let her know that I wouldn’t be in until 8:30 the next morning and she said it wouldn’t be a problem. The next morning, I found my office unlocked with the window open and a shoe print on the ledge in front of the window. The manager that I’d written to you about earlier (wants to only hire Asian women) was the one who broke into my office! He said the supervisor was trying to send her assistant through the window, so he jumped through so she wouldn’t get hurt. He said that because there wasn’t a lock on the window, that technically it was ok to use the window as an entrance. Supervisor agreed. They could have gone to the payroll office and someone would have let them in to get their files – but they didn’t even try!