Dear Experts, I started working at an accounting firm two months ago and was recently given an assignment by my manager. I completed the assignment before it's due date and presented it to my boss. He forwarded it along to the appropriate party and unfortunately, they caught a mistake. I'm afraid I made my boss look bad. He hasn't treated me the same since and has yet to give me any new assignments. How do I recover from this? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#345 Have a discussion w ur boss. Own up to the error. Be more careful in the future. (@DebraWheatman) Q#345 Don't let it worry you. Everyone makes mistakes, even if your boss didn't catch it. (@gradversity) Q#345 apologze 4 error; what was its nature? Area 4 U 2 work on. Get Strunk&White 4 writing tips, proofread! (@juliaerickson) Q#345 Accept ownership of error. Talk w/ boss RE: it. Define & communicate steps taken 2 prevent future prob. ASK for nxt proj. (@dawnbugni) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
October 23, 2009