Boss Wants To Know Who Reported Her

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about tattling:

The boss had a closed door session with me and asked me if I tattled on her to her boss or if I knew who did.

Signed, Keeping Quiet

Dear Keeping Quiet:

Apparently your boss is either upset, angry or hurt that someone whom she supervises reported something about her, higher up the chain. You don’t say the tone of voice your boss used and how she approached you about it. If she was angry and accusatory, demanding that you tell her what you know, that would be very wrong. If she feels she was wrongly accused and wants to know what has gone wrong in work relationships that such a thing would happen, that might be an acceptable reason to ask you more about it; but it still was probably not a good idea.

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