Boss Reads Items On My Desk!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about boss reading what is on an employee’s desk:

My boss is always walking into my workplace to ask me something or tell me a personal story. While there he tends to pick up things on my desk and read them. While all items on my desk are work and not private material it seems very rude. I would not walk into his office and while telling him something or asking a question begin randomly picking up papers and reading them. Often I have to waste time explaining what he has picked up and listen to his ‘opinion’ on it when I could be working on it or the matter I was working on when they interrupted. Any ideas on how to tactfully break him of this habit?

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