Discussion with my boss this am. BG: My job is to gather filings posted on a certain government website that relates to our industry, save, upload, and link them. I then distribute them, as we all summarize different issues. end BG
My boss is big on consitency and uniformity, and sometimes a lot of the filings are either similar, or identical to prior ones, which means all I have to do is use the same summary, but change the date, people met with, and link. I had one today which was similar, but not the same, but related to the same original document. So I pulled up a prior summary, simply to see how we started it off. But the actual summary of the doc was for the current doc. However, I inadvertantly linked the prior doc, rather than the new one.
So bossman sends me an email, asking if this doc really is new, since the link is to an older one. I said oops, no, sorry, here's the correct link, use this one. No need to say the summary is accurate; had it been wroing, I would have corrected that as well.
Apparetnly he didnt' get it as he comes over the my desk, and asks me about it. I said "the summary is correct, I just linked the wrong doc, as I pulled the old summary to see how we began it, so it was the same as the prior one" He still didn't get it since he asked if the summary needed to be changed, and told me that the first doc was 9 pages, and this was only 4, so they were NOT the same. Please note I never said they were, but they related to the same original doc, and I wanted to make the FIRST SENTENCE the same, but the rest reflected what the current doc actually said.
He does that all the time, he can't be bothered to listen carefully, and then doesn't understand what you're saying, so assumes YOU are the one who's wrong.