Is it ok to tell the manager the truth?

Capital One ghhsg
Nov 6 15 Comments

My friend who has about 1.5yoe works at a startup in the analytics domain(TC around 100k). He single handedly manages a small part of the business. The manager is someone who micro manages and tries to take credit for everythings that he tries to improve.

He recently told his manager “The way I work is a little different from the way things work here. We need to ensure data quality before delivering insights to our customers.”

Do you think it’s ok to do so?

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  • Google The Old Nite
    What do you mean by "ok"?
    Nov 6 6
    • Facebook / Data SrcD06
      I mean that's not a super helpful clarification. Do you mean in terms of his career? How his boss will react? Ethically? Definitely need clarification on what ok means.
      Nov 6
    • Capital One ghhsg
      OP
      I’m sorry that wasn’t clear. I wanted to find out if that was ethically right.
      Nov 6
    • Capital One ghhsg
      OP
      Update: He told me his manager is trying to be sweet to him after this incident. 😁
      Nov 6
    • Facebook / Data SrcD06
      Ok. Yea I think from a business ethics perspective raising an issue with your boss where you think work product quality is adversely impacted by processes is something most people consider a good thing to do.
      Nov 6
    • Capital One ghhsg
      OP
      Thanks! Appreciate it!
      Nov 6
  • Roku de Vil
    Yeah if your data quality sucks your product sucks. Don't deliver that to customers.
    Nov 6 3
    • Capital One ghhsg
      OP
      It’s not that bad, but just that he doesn’t get enough time to ensure accuracy. Which probably can suck at times. 😔
      Nov 6
    • Roku de Vil
      You definitely have the right mindset though! Your manager should listen.
      Nov 6
    • Capital One ghhsg
      OP
      Thanks!
      Nov 6
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
    Why tag G, F and A
    Nov 6 1
    • Capital One ghhsg
      OP
      Does it matter?
      Nov 6
  • New fairfax
    The answer is not obvious, because?
    Nov 6 0
  • Microsoft apxjenc
    Why the hell not?
    Nov 6 0

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