Gaining disciplinary authority
Q. I'm a manager, but the doctor won't give me the authority to discipline employees when necessary. What do I do?
Whether your job is managerial, supervisory, or technical, you need to know your duties as well as the limitations of your position, Larson says. If you're not sure you do, set a time to talk with the veterinarian about your job duties and responsibilities. In the meantime, your best option is to keep written records of any staff misconduct you observe."Maintaining clear, concise records will send a message to your superiors that you're professional and take your work seriously," Larson says.