Should I tell my MD that I'm stupid?

Dear AL:
My managing director told me about a job possibility for me and told me to apply and it would be a matter of course, but not to talk about it with others. He said he had already spoken to my direct boss and the person who would be my new boss. I applied for the new job as I was told to and I was seen by many people in this persons office (not somewhere I usually go) I felt I needed to make my current boss feel I was not going behind his back as he can be very difficult. I told him and he had not been told by the MD that this was what they had decided for me! What I want to know is should I tell the MD that I have been stupid?
-- Hailey

Dear Hailey:
You lost me on that last sentence. Not sure why you should tell your managing director that you're stupid, but if you feel like it, more power to ya!

Maybe your MD told your direct boss and he forgot, or was going to tell him after he lied to you. You didn't do anything wrong, so don't worry about it. For future reference, if something like this ever comes up again, let your current boss know what you're about to do before you do it. This way you wont feel like telling your company President that you're stupid.

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TheTorch said...

Always follow the Chain Of Command.
Do not circumvent or supersede it.

Monika said...

I have no idea what she was asking you

lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

okay that was stupid.