How do I CYA for a mistake such as punching out at the wrong time?
My employer has coaching sessions bi-weekly and we are ask to write down how we can improve on our performance / mistakes. At this point it is just coaching, but I am worried that if the mistakes are repeated, it could escalate to a performance plan.
The easy answer is don't make a mistake. But we're human, and given 5 million tasks, a mistake is inevitable and therefore the same mistake or a version of it is bound to be repeated no matter how organized or perfect your intentions.
Should I just say in these meetings: I own the mistake or should I respond that I was not aware in an effort to CYA?
I was fired for my honesty at one job and the person that hired me told me that there is a way to tell the truth and a way to lie as he walked me out the final time. I don't want this to happen again. What can I do?
- Casey YLv 76 months ago
The CYA in this instance is simply informing your manager of the error, in writing if possible. Mistakes do happen, trying to cover it up would be a problem.