Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about subordinate with excuses:
I am a 44 year-old female manager. My employee, a 29 year-old female, shows me no respect. When I ask her to do something she often has an excuse or says she will get to it; then doesn’t do it. But when my boss, the CEO, or any of the other managers (men) ask her for something, she drops everything and does a stellar job. They think the world of her, want to promote her, and increase her salary. What can I do? If I tell upper management what she’s really like, won’t I be seen as a troublemaker or someone who can’t manage her own staff? I am the only female manager in the firm.