I really need some tips here because I'm getting disgruntled and I know that is not a constructive path. My boss is going through a rough patch at home and bringing it to work with her, although she has always been vocal about how she hates coming to work and is frequenltly absent. For some reason I can't help but react to her snappiness. In turn I worry about how other people are perceving my reactions, I fear for my workplace reputation and am kicking myself on the inside. My current tactic is to avoid contact as much as possible, ie ignore indirect questions and only answer them if no-one else does and if I need help ask someone else. Unfortunately we work quite closely together. I'm not seeing much point in raising it with her because I'm certain she will perceive it as my problem as she does not take responsiblity easily. I'm considering alerting her boss for the sake of everyone but fear that would have a negative impact on me. Thankfully other people are noticing her snappiness but they think there is some workplace reason. I'm keeping quiet so far.
I think she is being extremely unprofessional and putting extra stress on her subordinates in an already stressful work environment. I resent the fact that I receive no appreciation for my work from her and all I get is her negativity. I'm actually thinking about looking for another job even though I like the work however I will rise to the challenge of dealing with this the best I can in the meantime. I'm going to guess she is an I?F? but not one of the most emotional F's I've ever met. Any new perspectives appreciated. I would like to be less negative about this.