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Postby KoalaMummy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:13 am

Hi, just want to know what will u do? and why?

Say u are new in a company (5-6 mths), u have one colleague (A) who has been there for 5-6 years, but younger than you. U have another colleague (B) who just resigned. Your boss did not allocate the resigned colleague's (B) work. Your boss is a busy woman, always running here and there for meetings and is seldom in the office and has not been communicating much with you since you join the company. However, she has been in good terms with your colleague (A) who has been working under her for the past 6 years.

Will you :
1) leave it and wait for the boss to allocate colleague B's work
2) initiate and ask the boss

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:19 am

Wow, tough qn.

I'll choose (A) because I'm a lazy worker. :laugh:

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Re: work issue

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:20 am

KoalaMummy wrote:Hi, just want to know what will u do? and why?

Say u are new in a company (5-6 mths), u have one colleague (A) who has been there for 5-6 years, but younger than you. U have another colleague (B) who just resigned. Your boss did not allocate the resigned colleague's (B) work. Your boss is a busy woman, always running here and there for meetings and is seldom in the office and has not been communicating much with you since you join the company. However, she has been in good terms with your colleague (A) who has been working under her for the past 6 years.

Will you :
1) leave it and wait for the boss to allocate colleague B's work
2) initiate and ask the boss


If you have nothing to do, hint hint you are available and able

If you have things to do, but can take on more, hint hint you are capable to handle more

provided the work is your appropriate level

If you are fully loaded, drowning, ...... pretend you are not aware of anything ....lol

You should also observe what is A doing ? May be 'A' is more junior in position than you even though 'A' has been there for 5 - 6 years ? Then it is up to you to allocate B's job to A ?

many possibilities lar ...
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Postby duriz » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:19 am

I would choose A because:

1. I maybe too busy to take on more workload
2. I am unfamiliar with the resigned colleague's work (new learning curve)
3. the other colleague may wish to "shine" against me and take on the extra workload (elder make way for the younger)
4. I'm in cruise mode, no need to take on extra work

It really depends.
All the best buddy :hugs:

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Postby KoalaMummy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:22 am

thanks blurbee and ks2010.

Since colleague A is more senior (in postion) and has been in company longer, know boss better and decide to leave it to the boss to decide what to do, ie she does nothing about it. is it right for you (a junior) to go and ask the boss?

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Postby LKVM » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:43 am

KoalaMummy wrote:thanks blurbee and ks2010.

Since colleague A is more senior (in postion) and has been in company longer, know boss better and decide to leave it to the boss to decide what to do, ie she does nothing about it. is it right for you (a junior) to go and ask the boss?


If you dont have much work its ok to ask for work from boss :wink:

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Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:47 am

LKVM wrote:
KoalaMummy wrote:thanks blurbee and ks2010.

Since colleague A is more senior (in postion) and has been in company longer, know boss better and decide to leave it to the boss to decide what to do, ie she does nothing about it. is it right for you (a junior) to go and ask the boss?


If you dont have much work its ok to ask for work from boss :wink:
except that people are wary of being seen as "tripod" the boss ...
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Postby markfch » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:56 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
LKVM wrote:
KoalaMummy wrote:thanks blurbee and ks2010.

Since colleague A is more senior (in postion) and has been in company longer, know boss better and decide to leave it to the boss to decide what to do, ie she does nothing about it. is it right for you (a junior) to go and ask the boss?


If you dont have much work its ok to ask for work from boss :wink:
except that people are wary of being seen as "tripod" the boss ...


And if your colleague A perceives you as a threat by taking the initiatives, than that is trouble brewing that you may want to avoid. If I were you (and I assume that you are able & willing to take in more workload), I'll act blur a bit and talk to colleague A for his/her opinion first. Since colleague A is good terms with boss, most likely he/she already know something that you don't.

After working for a while, I realised that this 'act blur' skill is very impt for office politics survival :D
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Re: work issue

Postby dunnoleh » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:09 pm

depends on the kind of work, and culture.
sometimes, people can sort this out themselves until someone is hired.

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Postby KoalaMummy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:14 pm

markfch wrote:And if your colleague A perceives you as a threat by taking the initiatives, than that is trouble brewing that you may want to avoid. If I were you (and I assume that you are able & willing to take in more workload), I'll act blur a bit and talk to colleague A for his/her opinion first. Since colleague A is good terms with boss, most likely he/she already know something that you don't.

After working for a while, I realised that this 'act blur' skill is very impt for office politics survival :D


Markfch, i agree with you. :celebrate: except that colleague A always say 'don't know' when u ask something. in this case, would you bypass her and go straight to boss.

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