My practice owner assigns tasks, and she's very hands-off as I work on projects. When I ask for feedback, she says, "You're in charge. I know you'll do great." Then, when I pass off the final project, she nitpicks and points out all the ways she would have done it differently. I'm feeling bullied here. What can I do?
Q: Our veterinarian brings her infant to work every day. Our team lags behind with our work because if the baby starts fussing we have to drop what we're doing and take care of the baby. What can we do?
To prepare for a meeting with your veterinary team manager, write down your thoughts. State the problem in one or two sentences. Next, list two or three specific examples with approximate dates and times. Finally, offer a positive solution. "Fire Mary" isn't what most managers want to hear. Bosses want constructive steps that can help heal your team. Start your conversation with a request that respects your manager's time: