When Bosses Give Advice Instead of Listening

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about boss’s non-work advice

I want to stop a boss from telling me in her words “What you do is” to non-job related situations. For example my boss will ask how my mother or in-laws who are sick are doing. Sounds nice enough. The problem is, I will answer the question and state problems that are going on (for instance round the clock care and its encompassing difficulties.)She then responds with “What you do in that situation is”. Or she will say, “What our family did was this” and then goes on. It is a trait women often accuse men of doing–“fixing” instead of listening and I now maybe have more insight into this issue.

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