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My manager is incapable of admitting when he’s wrong, to the point where he’s let me use the wrong formulas on client work because he couldn’t bring himself to admit he’d given me the wrong formula.

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In this particular case we had a whole conversation where I said we should use formula A, he said formula B, and after like 45 mins of me saying I didn’t understand his logic, I was like, I must be the idiot here, so I just went with his formula. Now a month later someone is like “you’ve been using formula B when you should use formula A” and when I asked him about it he’s like “yes of course it’s formula A” and is acting all dumb like the conversation had never happened and it wasn’t him who had told me to do it. He’s making me look terrible all because he couldn’t be bothered saying “hey I looked into it and you were right.”

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Happy to help. Just to reiterate, this approach and (I cannot emphasis this enough) document of it may: 1. serve as evidence when escalating issues that may become necessary 2. reflect positively on your self-loyalty, intelligence, and sincere concern/pride in serving your clients (to this individual & others; possibly come review time) 3. eliminate the time and emotional impact that starting over from the beginning can cause; get to go enjoy your evening or move on to other work.

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He also did this with Ireland and Northern Ireland once. He insisted that Northern Ireland was a country and Ireland wasn’t. I repeatedly told him that wasn’t the case and he just dug his heels in, refused to admit he was wrong. A week later he turns around and says “it’s like when OP thought Ireland wasn’t a country.” Like, I’m fucking European!

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