Its driving me nuts!
I'm a section manager
within a department of a college. The admin section. I have one of the other
section managers shouting at me that a learner hasn't received a full kit
and is missing a mannequin head.
Yes. A mannequin head
This is something that we give to our students for doing their hairdressing course.
cue me checking through the records to see if we have given it to the
learner, and he signed for his kit in September. No mention of missing
2 months later, MY line manager is
telling me not to give him one if he's already had it ("you've got to
protect my budget"), and the other manager saying he can prove that it
never arrived (which he can't) and me stuck in the middle unable to do
anything rational to resolve it.
Office politics sucks.
with that is the fact that I am "not flavour of the month" with our
system department as my emails "are tantamount to harassment".
are pretty strong words. All I do is email whenever I see an issue
that needs resolving, or reply to requests for resolution from the other
end. Occasionally we disagree and I am as polite as I can be when i
draft a response.
Now, however, I am
such a loose cannon that my boss needs me to run every email I send to
them past her to ensure I'm not offending people. Its getting
ridiculous, and on days like this I really wish I could just go back to
I don't understand people!