How do I get boss to do his job?

In the last few months, he's left town right before major grant submissions were due, now he's avoiding maybe 10-20 minutes work needed NOW to prepare for a an evaluation meeting with our major funding source. Constantly we are begging for extensions and apologizing to other organizations because he can't bring himself to do work on time. I've quit going to all but one meeting he schedules, because he never shows. Any suggestions?

Asked By: What's cookin?? - 8/11/2007
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People don't change their behavior to fail without a reason and for your own good you need to find that reason. It sounds like he is pulling away from the job, that either means he is on his way out or the job is going away, either way, in his mind he has little reason to care. There is a possibility that something... More
Answered By: Marshall - 8/11/2007
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Yes, find another job.
Answered By: Rick B - 8/11/2007
If your boss has a direct supervisor take it directly to him/her. Make sure you have evidence to back you up though and it wouldn't hurt to have some coworkers with you either. The reasons for his not working could be many, but whatever they are, he needs to be responsible to subordinates, the company, the clients... More
Answered By: ndn_ronhoward - 8/11/2007
Sometimes bosses have their reasons to avoid making a decision or making a progress on an issue. If you smell anything like that, be careful, keep a little distance from that job and manage the related responsibilities as clear as possible... More
Answered By: imjscn - 8/11/2007
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