Manipulative Employee

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about subordinate who takes over and lies:

A subordinate is manipulative, twists the situation and make it appear that she is picked on and accused of deficient at work. She takes over the meeting and lies.

Signed, Insubordinated???

Dear Insubordinated???:

You did not sign your query, so I did for you as Insubordinated???. From what you say, you are not top dog? I don’t like bossy bosses nor do I like bossy bossed. Yet rank has been and is the way organizations are structured in spite of your or my distaste for military hierarchy. Authority has its place in organizational life whether appointed or elected and is present in even the most egalitarian workplaces.

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