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January 26th, 2017 at 06:49 pm

As you all know my boss is a little crazy, but she did tell me she thought I was smart and should start taking the lead on things so that others do not get credit for my work and suggestions. The problem is when you do some times she is mad and sometimes she's not, you never know which way the wind is blowing with her.

A few days ago a colleague and I was working, well we still are, on a benefit implementation project. I notice that she completed the test without me. Long story short, she calculated the life insurance wrong. I did a little research and realize that the company has been calculating the life insurance wrong now for sometime, smh. She was out for a few days so I brought to my boss' attention. Mind you I'd ask both of them to supply me their spread sheet used for calculation and the plan documents before the testing. I was told that I would get it and never did. In another meeting following, I asked for the spread sheet and the documents. My boss says to me, somewhat sarcastically, "I've already checked the calculations when I started but if you don't trust me or need me to walk through with you, we can do it later." I say to her well if you're comfortable then we're good. Needless to say the calculation were wrong.

So in our meeting I mention that is unethical to not adjust the rates and move forward, my boss gives me an entire spill on why it's not that it's unethical but it's best to start with the next open enrollment vs now. Keep in mind it's a new plan Year and payroll hasn't processed so this is best time to make the adjustments/corrections. So I say to her, I get it and smile but in the meantime I'm thinking A, you never audited the records when you started a year ago. B, if it had been someone else who made the mistake heads would be rolling. C, your direct report with less experience brought it to your attention. D, it's a huge mistake because life insurance is post tax and taxes are now involved as well as wages and E, you'll never admit your mistake.

All I can do is shake my head.

5 Responses to “Work ”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Ugh--so you've been overcharging? What a mess. Good luck with it. She sounds really defensive.

  2. alice4now Says:

    Sounds like she's trying to avoid getting in "trouble", but is instead making it worse. Very unethical.

  3. veronak Says:

    My English Castle, there are both employees who would have been overcharged or under. It's disgusting

  4. househopeful Says:

    I'm not sure how big your company is, but does your company have an ethics line or anonymous "Speak up" line? I know that she would figure out it was you (based on information provided), but that is not ok. Couldn't there be financial repercussions for the company in terms of remediating the error, potential fines, etc?

  5. veronak Says:

    House hopeful we do not have such a thing, I wish we did. And yes, the financial risk she has put the company in, is great.

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