Have you ever spent day and night on a project, proposal or spreadsheet fine tuning the details for a presentation, only to have your boss take credit for your work? If so, you’re probably not alone, it happens more than you think and it will probably happen again if you don’t take the opportunity to rectify the situation.
Not all bosses think taking credit for the hard work of their employees is appropriate, but for those who do, there’s a good chance they’ve done it before and will do it again – and not just to you but anyone who might work for them.
Workplace psychologist, Janet Scarborough Civitelli of VocationVillage.com says, “Some bosses take credit for others’ work because they lack emotional intelligence and they don’t realize how demoralizing it is for employees to be deprived of credit for their accomplishments.” In other cases bosses don’t fully see how doing such a thing can hinder the career advancement of an employee.
However, there are ways to try to remedy the situation so you’re acknowleged for your work, and your boss isn’t completely offended.