Manager being Passive Aggressive. 1-1 gone bad!!

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Interesting conversation with my manager #PassiveAggressive

I had a 1:1 with my manager and he asked me what resources I am using to learn and build on my skills. He seemed pretty friendly and we just talked about a meme, so I thought this was going to be casual.

(Not so Seriously) , I told him that I have been using WSO to learn about the industry and Blind for insider news about our company. To my bad I quoted a funny incident that I saw on a post.

After the discussion he said " I didn't expect that from you. You should spend more time reading book and listening to podcasts". I told him about it this Monday, and he's not making eye contact with me now.

Turns out there was a company wide meeting (before I joined), that urged employees to not use these anonymous forums. I think that's against right to speech!?

Maybe I shouldn't have been so informal with him. I was just being casual to have a hearty convo, perhaps to make friends with him.

Now, I feel like shit. What should I do?

Comments (5)

Nov 13, 2019

Why would you ever talk to him like that?

Nov 14, 2019

This sounds like a fuck up on your side not his. Don't think I would group that under passive aggressive either.

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Nov 14, 2019

You should probably grow up. This isn't your boss being passive aggressive - this is you being a dumbass.

Your boss asked how you're advancing yourself and you responded that you waste time on the internet? Come on...

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Nov 15, 2019


And also never fully trust your boss like this. You can be close, friendly, everything. But they're still your boss, not your friend.

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Nov 15, 2019

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