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    Henriquez89 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:03 PM
    Boss taking the credit for your work
    I was asked to do a task which My boss could not do. After I did it, my boss asked to show him how to do it. In the past, I have done that for him, but He turned around and get the credit how is done.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:06 PM
    Henriquez, do you have a question?
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:12 PM
    I always do tasks from my boss and He always asks me how I did them so He won't look bad in front of his superior. After I showed him how I did, He turns around and take the credit for doing it. Is this correct?
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:14 PM
    Maybe it's not correct but many of them do it...get used to it or stop doing it for him if you can.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:24 PM
    I agree... its called deligation... you do the work and they take the credit. Bosses everywhere do that. Always have... always will.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:28 PM
    I had a boss that, whenever you would suggest something to him, like a way to do something or a new process, he would say "no" and then give you a reason it wouldn't work. In meetings, he would then say essentially what I had said and it was then his idea. I learned and stopped giving him ideas.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 01:53 PM
    I had a job that gave out cash awards for new ideas, and yet if anyone had one, the bosses said they weren't good ideas, and wait a week or two, and implement them themselves.
    You want to 'do' something about it? Go ahead. Plan on losing your job.
    What I would do: Keep a small notebook of what it was and when - precisely.
    When the job market improves, look around for new jobs... and go to that same boss and take the plunge. Tell him you want a raise and a promotion, and start reading from your notebook. How you handle it will either get what you want, or it will get you fired. It takes a lot of skill.
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    Sep 9, 2014, 07:15 PM
    One - you record what your boss did or said
    Two - look for new positions within the company first, then outside

    It is an uphill battle, please don't spend too much time to fight with him or tell his boss...
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,292, Reputation: 7691

    Sep 10, 2014, 06:46 PM
    This is how the business world works, hopefully as your boss moves up, you move up with him.

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