Written Up For Poor Judgment

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about write up for no reason:

If I am temporarily in charge, how can I be written up for a poor decision if I did not break any policies?

Signed, Charged While In Charge

Dear Charged While In Charge:

It sounds as though you were put in charge temporarily (filling in for a supervisor or manager) and something you did was considered by those higher up as being poor judgment for your role. You feel that since you didn’t violate any policies you shouldn’t have been reprimanded about your actions. Judgment in any rank or role is related to more things than policy or rules. It also relates to what is reasonable, fair, practical and a best practice for the situation.

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