What to Do When Your Boss Doesn't Trust You

Failures of trust and communication can be tricky to navigate. The Ethics Coach can help.
Source: illustration Š Patrick Hruby

Q: I work part time at a company. My desk sits out of the owner’s view. After I called in sick for a few days thanks to a case of shingles, the owner had his administrative assistant—also a part-time employee—tell me they can’t trust the hours on my timecard because they can’t see when I arrive or leave, and I “could be ripping them off.” I’m insulted. I report hours accurately, have been

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