Different strokes for different folks
Q. The doctor doesn't apply practice policies consistently. How can I ask for fair treatment?
However, Cummings says exceptions aren't always appropriate. "For example, in most policy manuals, animal abuse or theft are grounds for immediate dismissal," he says. A tip for managers: When you make an exception, explain why you did—and why you wouldn't normally bend the rules.If your manager fails to apply the rules consistently, Cummings suggests keeping a log to track the exceptions and dates and discuss it with your manager. "When you bring up this issue, it's vital to have a conversation that's not personally confrontational," Cummings says. "So focus on the goals that you and your manager share, and talk about the benefits to the team of changing your approach instead of presenting the problem as a slight aimed at you."