Dear Evil Skippy –
Your advice to “Reaching Wit’s End” this week gave great advice for supervisors, but what about when it’s your boss who is invading your bathroom privacy? Almost every time I go into the bathroom, she calls. It drives me nuts. What can I do?
– Going Crazy
Dear Going Crazy –
Don’t answer. Duh.
– Evil Skippy
I can’t add much to Evil Skippy’s advice, although I might have kept the “duh” to myself. Maybe.
Unless your supervisor is watching for you to go into the restroom and then dialing, the calls may simply be a matter of awkward coincidence. Return the messages promptly and you will probably never have to talk about bathroom time with her. You want some of her calls to go to voicemail anyway. If you always answer, she will soon start thinking that you must not be very busy and there go your future raises and promotions.
Then start looking for another job. Life is too short to work for a wing nut like that.
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