Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about asking if what I’ve done is correct:

I have been in a job for a year now. I am worried that I am making mistakes but don’t want to keep asking if the work has been correct. There are some things I am unsure of. Should I ask via e-mail? I am worried how I will look to my manager as he doesn’t seem very happy with me and these are things I should probably know already.

Signed, Worried

Dear Worried:

Your question tells me that you are working scared. You fear that you will look bad in the eyes of your manager, and that he already is not happy with you. This fear is based on uncertainty as to what is correct and what might be wrong. It also is linked to a lingering feeling that your boss is not happy with you.You don’t describe the kind of work you do.

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