SAN ANTONIO - Not sure about what makes your boss crabby? Ettiquette expert Diane Gottsman is here to help. Everyone knows that a boss never appreciates employees who consistently ask for time off to do personal things, especially when they can never get their work done on time. Giggling, loud laughter, smacking gum, and not responding to emails are also among the obvious irratants. Put an end your stress at work! Gottsman has some tips on how to ensure a good relationship with your boss:
1. Get acquainted with your boss's irritants.
2. Do not arrive empty handed to a meeting with your boss, always be prepared with a notepad or writing tool.
3. Compile a list of concerns.
4. Put it in writing, if your boss constantly changes the direction of a project, email an overview of his or her directives for confirmation.
5. Schedule a meeting to discuss your concerns.
6. Let your boss know your goal is to make him or her look good.
7. Take a close look at your personal behavior.
Take a look at your bosses actions and objectively see what irritates them most. How much time do you spend dealing with your personal issues with your boss before moving forward and confronting them? Gottsman says,"wait one to two months before talking it out."
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