I’m an intern at a company this summer 2 days a week. My manager asked me to organize the office supply closet and take inventory. In the process, I found out the company was getting charged for some supplies they weren’t receiving and/or were missing. And, I saw they should have been getting a discount based on the size of the order with the supplier they used.
I pointed this all out to my manager who said she was very pleased with my work and that I would surely get compensated for finding the error and additional costs savings.
Well, two weeks later and I hadn’t heard anything, so I asked a co-worker about it. That’s when I found out my MANAGER took credit for finding the errors and hadn’t told anyone that I had found them. I’m so angry I could scream. Is there anything I can do to get the credit I deserve? Should I ask her about the compensation she mentioned?
Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:
@ValueIntoWords Q#184 Recommend allaying ur anger & respectfully inquiring of ur boss abt status of possible remuneration. (more)
@jtodonnell Q#184 Ask if anything came of your findings. There might be more to the story, or something in works for you.
@teenarose Q#184 I agree with others’ advice. Tread lightly. Avoid burning a bridge based on potential misinformation.
@DebraWheatman Q#184 Develop a report about your findings. Send it to your manager and the superior as documentation of your work.
@beneubanks Q#184 Do nothing. Chalk up=experience. Next time include everyone (public CC) when discussing your sol’n w/boss.
@resumesrevealed Q#184 Don’t assume-co-workr may not know 4 sure. Echo exprts-plus-ask how much$ was saved so u can put it on ur resume.
@AndyInNaples: Q#184 Approach after cool-off period; Hear the whole story. Avoid negative talk. Look for the good.
@louise_fletcher Q#184 I would assume good intentions and just ask if anything ever came of it. Avoid confrontation at all costs.
@ValueIntoWords Q#184 May ask boss 4 written ltr of recommendation, incl. credit 4 this achievement as part of internship wrap-up.
@ValueIntoWords Q#184 Assume ur manager’s best intentions–addressing directly w/her b4 escalating emotions. Make lemonade if possible.
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