BStorm: Related CSB:Yesterday afternoon the division VP pulls me into his office, I know it's going to be bad because the local head of HR is already there. VP starts in on how he's been getting complaints about delays and lack of responsiveness for the last 2 months, spends about 10 minutes detailing the numbers showing the output from my department has dropped about 20%. Finally finishes and asks if I have anything I'd like to say in response.I took a minute to calm myself (not an easy task) then replied that I thought it would have been worse considering he had laid off the only other person in my department 2 months ago and cross-department corporate politics meant I couldn't hand off anything to anyone in another department, even if it's work they're already doing like basic data entry or logistics tracking. I managed to do it without swearing but I may have raised my voice a bit.I expected to hear "You're fired" but we sat there in silence for a few minutes while he and the HR rep looked at each other, then he told me to go back to my office. This morning I was introduced to the folks that I'm going to train to take over my routine busywork. I'm still not sure if that was a dodged bullet or a well-prepared setup by the VP, I'd just like to be able to actually take my vacation without being either tracked down like a fugitive or handed a flaming pile of emergencies the minute I get back in the office.
mavexe: 1) Proper delegation also means that whomever you pushed it off onto now owns that, and is one less thing for you to have to worry about in the future.
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