My Boss is really laissez-faire in her management style which suits me nicely, but younger members of the team just take advantage and skive.
April 28,2022 at 12:35PM UTC
I started a new role within a company just before the pandemic. I am tasked with looking after clients and undertaking policy work in two English counties. I love the role and I have worked hard to build contacts and relationships. As lockdown restrictions eased I have taken time to visit my areas and meet key people face to face.
We recruited two new members of the team who are supposed to look after the rest of the patch. Their work ethic is poor. One is leaving of his own volition later this year whilst the other is remaining with the company.
My boss won't manage them properly as she doesn't like conflict. She has now suggested that she wants to swap one of my counties for another because the colleague seems reluctant to get out and meet people in his allocated patch and she feels she can help him better if he looks after an area nearer the office. I feel like I am being punished for being good at my role and I don't want to have to start again from scratch with a new area. It was hard enough to get back to normal after covid. It feels like she just seems to want to paper over the cracks rather than actively managing the problem members of the team.
Any thoughts or advice on how I should resolve this? Should I just start looking about for a new role and leave them to it.
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