There's no such thing as a perfect employee.
Not in you, that's for sure.
Mistakes happen. Your boss snaps. And you're straight in his cross hair. Your eyes linger around for excuses to escape the imminent lecture. But you're cornered this time. There's no escape. You're going to be lambasted by your ever-raging boss.
Well, if this happens to you next time, you're going to get lucky. Because today I will explain how to handle this situation - to reduce the fury of your boss. So spare some time and follow the step-by-step guide as follows:
CURRENT BOSS TEMPER METER: 10/10
Admit everything your boss said.
Don't fight fire with fire. Admit everything your boss is blaming you for. When he said "You messed up everything", you should respond with "I messed up everything". If he goes "I never have staff like you", reply "You never have staff like me". The lack of opposing views will definitely chill your boss a little.
CURRENT BOSS TEMPER METER: 8/10
Find vague excuses.
When he's a lil' bit chilled, think of something common as an excuse. The IT department is a good start. In sentencing your excuse, don't be too comprehendible like:
"The technician could not fix my e-mail software"
Exaggerate the problem like this:
"The technician could not fix my internet communication collaboration tool"
Or replace everything with technically-lurid words:
"The IT technical representative could not troubleshootize the interactive Simple Mail Transfer Protocol"
Your boss' ego will never permit him to ask you what exactly does those terms mean, therefore making him agreeing with your plight and reducing further tension.
CURRENT BOSS TEMPER METER: 5/10
Give promising promises.
Don't forget to sentence it beautifully. "As a committed member of your team, I will make sure this tragedy will never happen again". Extend your promise to include "either by me or any other team member in our department" and also add something like "I've learned from my grievous mistake and would not let my children to perish by the same deplorable error like mine"
Your obvious remorse will surely get him to cool off. With promise so promising like that, he'll definitely call it even and ready to let you go.
CURRENT BOSS TEMPER METER: 2/10
Now everything is going in the right direction. Your boss start smiling, although a bit pale, but still, smiling. He pat you in your back, giving valuable advise for your career. This is when you should initiate the final step to finish off his wrath. Do this:
CURRENT BOSS TEMPER METER: 0/10 (he won't mess with you again, definitely!)
There you go. Continue your blog surfing, do not worry about being caught by your boss. Because you know how to handle them now. Effectively.
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