Just started working in house and my direct superior constantly is missing meetings with no warning, really late, or asks to reschedule when they’re already supposed to be happening. He’s way busier than me so I get it, but it’s really hard to work effectively when I’m hitting road blocks and can’t talk to him or THINK I get to talk to him and then he just no shows. I didn’t really experience this in firms. How do I approach?

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Ps: I also admittedly think this is super, super rude and am started to get offended.

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Your company probably has an overly-heavy meeting culture and your boss spends way too much time in meetings. They have decided that their meetings with you aren't as important as some of the others.

Be super intentional about the meetings you have with them. Share notes or agenda doc beforehand and send them a message earlier in the day to confirm. If they don't get the message, theres not much else you can do except escalate it, figure stuff out on your own, or leave.

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Omg. I had a boss like this once. Could not get on her calendar and then when we would meet, she would look at her phone the entire time. I was the one that got fired.

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What is your title versus boss's title?

Next time you chat, ask whether they have a preferred time to meet so that you can get your time in.

Don't be afraid to use asynchronous communication such as email or slack, as long as you batch questions and don't ping constantly. Sometimes, you do need quick input to get past a roadblock.

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Then talk to him again about scheduling meetings at a time that works or "revisiting your meeting cadence."

I have a co-worker on the senior leadership team exactly like this who is the gatekeeper to a lot of stuff getting done. Not a lot of advise; mostly sympathy. I try to keep a list of things we need to discuss and grab him for impromptu meetings whenever I see him.

My manager has started missing meetings entirely or showing up late. Otherwise they’re good but I told them recently to start delegating more. Don’t be afraid to manage up.

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The mods are thinking of starting a weekly series where we breakdown the compensation / salary of an in-house counsel offer. It will include variables like location, YOE, alma mater tier, company sector, and company size.

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