Hi there! I need some guidance. HR and global leadership rolled out some amazing new initiatives like not starting until 10 am on Mondays, no meeting Fridays and required 2 additional summer days a month. The problem is, my boss refuses to comply with the initiatives. He constantly scheduled meetings before 8 am on Mondays and after 7 pm on Fridays. He also doesn’t let me take time off. Should I go to HR? I’m really not one to complain but I’m tired and extremely burnt out. Thanks for your help!

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Absolutely go to HR. If those initiatives have been agreed upon and rolled out, then he needs to respect those, and adhere to them. And honestly, I would recommend you find a new employer. A manager who doesn't respect you, your time off, and the rules, doesn't deserve your hard work ❤

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Agree with the above but first seek to understand.. is your boss an idiot or is there a valid business reason. If the latter, you should let him know your concerns before going to HR. Trust me, HR has better things to do and if he’s a true leader he will step up. Also, try declining those meetings!

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I think you should address it in few steps 1) Setup boundaries with your manager. Every time when they send you invite for the time before 10Am or after 7pm on Friday, decline with a new time proposed for reschedule. 2) If that doesn’t work and your manager talks to you about it, tell them about HR guidance and point out that you’re simply compliant with the company’s guidance 3) If they are being difficult after send an email to HR outlining a timeline of what happened and say that you fear retaliation.

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1. Go to HR but word it in ways of: “We need to set the example and lead to win by following through on these strong initiatives set by xxx” Then mention little things like “burning out” and “not having boundaries between work & life” etc. All trigger words for HR right now. But also make sure you play it like “I don’t want to get anyone in trouble or throw my manager under the bus” etc.

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My guess is they rolled It out without the buy-in of the managers most impacted by it. I would suggest if you do decide to go to HR to ask why they think your manager isn’t buying into the new initiative as it seems as though he is struggling with implementation and your wondering if it’s a buy-in or training issue or something else

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