Friday, December 30, 2011

10 Signs Your Skipper May Not Like You and 10 Signs That He/She Just Isn't That Into You

1.  He has the promotion list with your name on it and he makes you wait outside his office for 40 minutes stewing over it before sharing the good news with you.
2.  She doesn't answer your letters or e-mails.
3.  He won't endorse any of your requests to higher authority.
4.  She insults you in front of family and friends at every opportunity.
5.  He takes all the credit for good deeds and blames failures on you.
6.  She never repays her $$$ debt to you.
7.  He's happy to have you do all of his 'dirty' work and does all the fun stuff himself.
8.  She NEVER respects your time or that of your subordinates.
9.  He never accepts any of your suggestions or recommendations.
10.  She tells you, "You know, I just don't like you."

AND, here is something from Alison Green at US NEWS and WORLD REPORT on 10 signs that your boss just isn’t that into you:

1. You ask for more feedback and don’t get it.
2. He doesn’t introduce you to important contacts.
3. She turns your raise request down without much explanation.
4. He doesn’t trust you to get your work done.
5. You imply you’re looking at other jobs and she doesn’t seem to care.
6. You hear little positive feedback.
7. She never asks for your advice.
8. You have trouble getting his attention.
9. She shows no interest in trying to solve your problems.
10. He tells you (he's not that into you). See my #10 above.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you have some problems with authority. Shame on you Captain. You should know better.

Steel City said...

Interesting post! I would venture that the latter can be more damaging than the former. At least with the former you know where you stand and can act accordingly. I found on one occasion that the latter can be particularly damaging especially in the faint praise area.

s said...

Your list can be titled "10 ways to tell whether you have a crappy ISIC."

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I was a CPO for 15 years and rarely witnessed any of the items mentioned in this post by Commanding Officers, Executive Officers, Department Heads or even Division Officers during my Navy career. Most of the time it seemed that communications and relationships with my superiors was businesslike and honest but cordial and I would do it over again if I had the chance.

Very Respectfully,