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PSA: if you’re going out on vacation, do it properly. Help me help you. I don’t want to bother you while you are out. But you told me you were doing all this stuff and since you are a midlevel and generally good at your job, I believed it was getting done. You should have either finished all of it (talking about stuff you said you were handling a month ago) and/or sent me a clear email saying “I didn’t have time to handle XYZ if you could take over”. I can’t micromanage everything. 🙏🏽

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This!!! I cover associates on work (even junior level work) because I want all of us to have untouched vacations, but leaving me with no idea as to status of deliverables is infuriating. Like, just push things as far as possible then let me know where they stand and what’s left to do, pleaseeeee!

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