My Supervisor Is Disengaged From Me

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being ignored by boss: I am reluctant to blow the whistle as I suspect her position is more valued by the organization than mine is and i would be the loser.

I have worked under a supervisor who was on leave while I was being hired. Upon starting my new role, I was informed of this and that she didn’t welcome having someone to look after. I have repeatedly asked for guidance, sought support, etc. for myself on professional, payroll and other important issues, only to have email and requests ignored indefinitely. I am reluctant to blow the whistle as I suspect her position is more valued by the organization than mine is and i would be the loser. Any idea on how to deal with this? It is having a very negative effect on my mental health and work productivity.

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My Boss Ignores Me

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being ignored: When I ask for something for work, he says, “I’m very busy.” But when my partner in the office wants anything, he gets it for him. What shall I do?

My boss for the past 2 or 3 months has ignored me. When I ask for something for work, he says, “I’m very busy.” But when my partner in the office wants anything, he gets it for him. What shall I do?

Signed, Too Busy For Me

Dear Too Busy For Me:

I’m sure it is frustrating to be ignored. From here, it is impossible to know why your boss says he’s too busy when you ask his help. The important thing is that you have a job in these difficult times. Hopefully you are doing what is required to do it well. Have you been at this job long enough to know it and to feel that you are a valued employee?

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