Boss Says I’m Incompetent

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors a boss saying an employee is incompetent after two years:

I already wrote one letter in November to my boss’s boss. I was told that I could keep my job but there are no opportunities for me. Now, my boss is making up lies about me to state I’m incompetent, despite the fact I’ve been here for 2 years. I have documented emails. Is there anything else I should do?

Signed, Angry

Dear Angry:

It’s difficult to know what you should do because your message was not clear about the nature of the problem. I can tell you this however, the fact that someone has had a job for two years (or twenty years) doesn’t mean they are competent at doing it. It only means they have been there a long time without someone either teaching them to do it or removing them from the job.

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