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Work rant - Selfish boss

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kp78 Thu 16-Jun-16 14:28:33

I work in a team of 4.

When I returned after maternity leave it was 6 in the team and I put in a flexible working request to compress my 5 days into 4. At the time I was told we can't not have you in the office for a full day do 4.5 days instead. This reluctantly worked for me and has been the case for 3 years. However, when I get home I log in and answer calls etc and I make my hours up in the rest of the week.

At the moment we have our Director on mat leave so we have an interim covering. She has said she doesn't mind what hours we do or where we are (we have 4 office locations) as long as work gets done.

My boss now works from home AT LEAST 1 day per week because her new DP is not based local to work. She also works from the other office regularly so she can get to DP house more easilt. She then sends me and my other colleague (who incidentally is more Senior than her) her agenda and says make sure the main office is covered on the days I am not here. We have no choice to work from home due to work loads.

My diary is so busy covering her I can't work from home and even when I can she is always in there first!

The other colleague just laughs. He is so laid back and can pretty much do as he wants regardless of what she says, although recently he has reminded her that in this day and age thanks to technology we can all work from wherever we want and it shouldn't make a difference to the business.

We have also all been asked to wait to book xmas holidays due to cover, but she has sent out documents (which I found by accident) saying she is not available in w/c 19th December due to annual leave.

AIBU to get p*ssed off with this. Really not sure what I can do but one day I am going to lose my temper.

FireTruckOhFireTruck Thu 16-Jun-16 15:37:49

Sounds frustrating sad could you broach it with him?

SheHasAWildHeart Thu 16-Jun-16 15:51:12

Maybe put in a formal flexible working request to the director, making it clear what you want.

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