My director's "need" for us to be first. BG: I work in an industry, for a member service organization, where we look for, use, analyze, etc. documents from a federal government agency relating to our industry.
Sometimes we will get a heads up from their staff that a particular order is being released. Which we then find, do a quick summary highlighting the main points, and disseminate. We also collaborate with other like associations, so if we find something, after its sent internally, it will be sent to them as well. end BG
well, one of the higher ups at another org. is a type A personality, very hyper, and driven. And sometimes he will send my director items he's found, before we do. That irks my director to no end, and he will make snarky comments about how we were "scooped" When in fac,t it really doens't matter who finds it first, since we all share, and the info is public knowledge. But in his mind, we must find it before anyone else, or we are not doing our jobs.
So yesterday I found one, sent it around, and director said please send out, etc. which my boss did. Great, right? Boss tells me today director commented we "beat" Mr. Type A by 2 minutes!!!!!! really? Its a p*ssing contest, plain and simple, and no matter how many times we explain to director we cannot be checking every 5 minutes, as we, you know, have other work to do, he still whines about it.