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Writing rather than face to face?

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Dailystuck71 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:42:24

I need to get some things off my chest at work. I need to speak with my director but he’s got a good way of turning things around so you end up talking about something unrelated, then walking away without saying what you need to say.

I am not going to berate the company but I am being taken advantage of and I am now being asked to take on more work which I am just not able to do.

Is it ever acceptable to write rather than speak? I just can’t do it anymore.

Dailystuck71 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:43:47

Plus if I speak face to face, I’m just going to end up in tears.

ceeveebee Thu 07-Dec-17 18:45:46

I have done this recently - I knew I would cry if I did it face to face so I wrote an email to my boss and asked to have a follow up meeting to discuss. It went well actually as was able to put all my points down in a calm and rational way and then have the face to face a couple of days later. Hope it goes well

BritInUS1 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:48:19

If one of my staff have an issue I would much rather they wrote to me so at least I am aware than say nothing at all x

Dailystuck71 Thu 07-Dec-17 18:48:32

Thanks. I need to do a well written email or letter but pause for breath a bit first.

EBearhug Thu 07-Dec-17 18:49:10

Oh, I often start with a mail. Fortunately my director admits to being a mail-junkie. He can still divert the answer from subjects he's less keen to discuss when he's minded, though. It's just easier for me to copy that bit of a mail and ask him to focus on that.

I give him quite a hard time, but he seems to enjoy the unexpected questions I ask. There are other managers I would have to be more formal with.

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