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Calling your boss is a bad call, and not just for Millennials

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My manager insists that “it’s always so much easier to pick up the phone”. I disagree, especially given that he has a tendency to answer the phone with greetings like “What?!” and “I’m busy - this needs to be molto rapido”.

He’s also loose with the truth and I feel that facts get easily lost over a phone call.

He scoffs at my insistence that email or a chat conversation might be best, and calls me a “millennial”, even though I’m 43. Any suggestions?

Dreading calling your boss? There are good reasons to revert to written communication.Credit:Moodboard

I’ll just be straight with you: I stood, applauded and cheered loudly upon receiving your email. When I sat down, I wrote this:

I disagree with your boss.........

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