Our expert says:
Maybe it'd be productive if companies recognized a value in allowing people a limited amount of Time-Out without having to claim to be ill to get it. Sometimes nasty situations in the office make us really want time outside of them.
But it can easily become evasion, and avoids trying to solve the problems, which HR people are supposed to be eager to do.
Its not necessarly wrong if people are protective about their projects - its HOW they are protective, and how protective they are !
From the sound of it, you yourself are protective of your clients and projects, and understandably so.
If your overseas client has been having consistent problems with the assistant and/or lead - why has she not reported this in writing, to you and perhaps your superiors ?
If you acted properly in reporting the complaints to your manager, report to her also the uinpleasant responses you feel you are receiving, as this may help her to try to put it right.
Have you discussed with the assistant, for instance, what the complaints were that you received, and why you handled it the way you did, in main to try to protect her ? If she is making mistakes, offer to help her avoid such mistakes.
But not going to the office isn't any solution, is it ? It'll only make it easier for people to get resentful and stir trouble without you being able to deal with it appropriately.
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