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Work:How much information is ok for a boss to ask? or me ask them to do?
Basically whenever I ask my day off or need to take day from work. My boss asks me why, sometimes I give him generic excuse but he insists he needs to know the exact details. He says that its his right ask me. There was a time when he did that I felt it was inappropriate so I told him, "If you need to know my personal days lets go to HR and see what they have to say on you knowing." He stopped but now its like he wants to know what I do, basically our department was very close but we grew distant, its like Survival where alliances form and break. I just want to know what extent can they literally ask me.
Another situation we went out for staff lunch and in front of everyone he said he needs to know how much I make, hesitating I told him in front of everyone else. When I asked what was the purpose of the question he just said you know you could have not told me, really didn't have to answer that question. Yeah so my whole department knows how much I make to the hour. The thing about him is hes really good at making things look serious and I fall for it because I believe its really work related information.
Not sure if this may help understand my work environment but I have three boss/management and they control two employees, can this situation be the fact theres too many queen bees and no worker bees?
Another question is, I am trying hard for my bosses to give me the information through e-mail. They know if they email me the info on certain projects, I will catch their mistake. If they tell by mouth, they can straight say, I told you this way you did not listen. I tried every approach, from emailing them basically run down what they want (they never respond to say yes, or no thats not it), wrote it down then repeat it (they tell me I am wasting time) and finally I repeat everything they say right away (biggest problem is they speak in their heads 1 2 3 but in their talk to me its really 2 3 1)
I know its basically the problem of my coworkers not knowing how design works, but this boss thinks he knows so much to basically talk to me as though he knows more than me. Both questions apply to this individual who oversees my work.
tl;dr: To what extent can management ask me question before its crossing the line?
How can I make management document their directions so they don't get mad with me at "failing to follow orders"?
I need a new job!
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