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AIBU? To dislike my boss' 'babysitting'?

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geenboon Thu 02-Mar-17 18:10:42

My interim manager has referred to their role as baby sitting. And this irritates me as it feels dismissive of me and the other person in our team. What's worse is the new permanent manager has joined and is using it as well... "(name) has been babysitting the area" like this is now an OK verb. Maybe I am being over sensitive, but it really grates on me.

TheDinnerWitch Thu 02-Mar-17 18:38:46

Wow, YANBU, that is incredibly patronising! shock

If I was you I'd pretend I'd not heard them correctly and ask them to repeat themselves, and if they said 'babysitting' again I'd act all dim and look around confused (as though expecting to see real babies) saying "What do you mean?" to see what their explanation would be.

minipie Thu 02-Mar-17 18:51:15

I see what you mean, but what they mean is they are looking after the area temporarily.

Not that you are babies. At all!

"House sitting" would be better perhaps grin

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