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Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by ChEkWaSIyKe(f): 8:38am On Sep 15, 2015
Please moderator help me to post in the appropriate section. thanks!

I have been working as the confidential secretary of one of the company here in Nigeria (Name withheld) for security reasons. Last month, a new manager was transferred to were I'm working while the former boss was transferred to Ibadan branch. Since I join the company, I dress corporate always on suit and tie except Fridays most at time I go on traditional wears. NOW, client and some business associate mistake me to be the manager because of the way I dress.

in different occasions client have called me manager in his presence (The new manager) and he'll frown his face at me. Just yesterday, I dress on Navy blue suit with sparkling white T-poo I got over the week end. immediately he entered the office, he summon me indirectly telling me the way I dress makes people to think I'm the new manager. When I ask him "Sir, what are you insinuating, he said I should leave his office". Ever since then, am uncomfortable.

please advice on what and how to follow this kind of person.
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by Nobody: 8:39am On Sep 15, 2015
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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by OVI75(m): 8:41am On Sep 15, 2015
May be u should be a litle below him in your corporate fashion sense
#Never out shine yr master(48 laws of power)

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by dejt4u(m): 8:48am On Sep 15, 2015
Correct
OVI75:
May be u should be a litle below him in your corporate fashion sense

#Never out shine yr master(48 laws of power)
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by Abbeyme: 8:51am On Sep 15, 2015
Ask him for the mode of dressing

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by kogirodent: 8:54am On Sep 15, 2015
Ok
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by menix(m): 8:57am On Sep 15, 2015
If u have option of another job continue to outshine ur boss.
Hope u know it's d job that provides u with those timberland suits u wear.

Nobody is saying wear rag but u can dress corporate without being like Jidenna the 'Classy man'.

I lost my job last year cous of my taste for wrist watch nd the car I drove.

So b wise..

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by bowale21(f): 9:01am On Sep 15, 2015
Reduce your dressing for your own good. Is your boss a Chinese? I worked with one Chinese woman ,she's just like that. I locked all the suits I bought during banking times in my wardrobe for Sunday service. Guy, abeg apply wisdom
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by wolextayo(m): 9:09am On Sep 15, 2015
The header sucks, I don't think I'll be able to say a word
But notwithstanding, it's better you moderate your dressing and also appear natural , I mean [b][/b]Natural
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by alaricsaltzman: 9:15am On Sep 15, 2015
You know the problem and you are still looking for solutions. It's obvious your boss doesn't like the way you dress especially if it makes you look more like the boss. Yes! People do have ego problems. It's allowed. just quit over-dressing....else you will start looking for money to buy okrika. *clears throat* That's all

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by ChEkWaSIyKe(f): 10:04am On Sep 15, 2015
alaricsaltzman:
You know the problem and you are still looking for solutions. It's obvious your boss doesn't like the way you dress especially if it makes you look more like the boss. Yes! People do have ego problems. It's allowed. just quit over-dressing....else you will start looking for money to buy okrika. *clears throat* That's all

I am not dressing to impress anyone, I have been dressing that way in my former office before joining them. All the same, I should adjust and stop wearing suits to work to avoid firing me.
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by cheeketo(f): 10:11am On Sep 15, 2015
omo, this your English self reach make your boss no like you. former office and not formal office, and your heading should be envious not envy
ChEkWaSIyKe:


I am not dressing to impress anyone, I have been dressing that way in my formal office before joining them. All the same, I should adjust and stop wearing suits to work to avoid firing me.

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by Dexema(m): 10:23am On Sep 15, 2015
Carry ur oga go for shopping na,e fit be say na packaged bend down select the guy dey wear.
BTW na with this ur grammar pple dey call u manager? Guy na damager u be oo.

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by Nobody: 10:27am On Sep 15, 2015
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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by keemsleek(m): 10:37am On Sep 15, 2015
Mine was d day I wore the same shirt with my MD the same day, the look on his face was killing well 2weeks later got suspended, keep ur big boy life out of your office, unless u got better offer.

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by Koolmexxi(m): 10:38am On Sep 15, 2015
OP going by ur grammar and ur story, it seems to me u lyk to show off especially with ur dressing. Is it safe to assume there's no dress code in ur office and by dressing in corporate makes every other pesin look non-corporate?? What exactly do u want nairalanders to tell u dat u haven't already heard from ur boss??

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by missKiffy(f): 10:56am On Sep 15, 2015
For me I just find this funny

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by Sparkles003(f): 11:02am On Sep 15, 2015
PRAY :FATHER GOD EVERY OBSTRUCTION TO MY PEACE UPROOT THEM.AMEN
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by debbydee(f): 11:30am On Sep 15, 2015
just observing
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by MissIndependent(f): 11:38am On Sep 15, 2015
menix:
If u have option of another job continue to outshine ur boss.
Hope u know it's d job that provides u with those timberland suits u wear.

Nobody is saying wear rag but u can dress corporate without being like Jidenna the 'Classy man'.

I lost my job last year cous of my taste for wrist watch nd the car I drove.

So b wise..
African mentality.To me, it is not a big deal or problem to look good at work. All I see is




JEALOUSY. undecided
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by jazinogold(m): 11:40am On Sep 15, 2015
switch to khaki!
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by 400billionman: 12:56pm On Sep 15, 2015
ChEkWaSIyKe:
Please moderator help me to post in the appropriate section. thanks!

I have been working as the confidential secretary of one of the company here in Nigeria (Name withheld) for security reasons. Last month, a new manager was transferred to were I'm working while the former boss was transferred to Ibadan branch. Since I join the company, I dress corporate always on suit and tie except Fridays most at time I go on traditional wears. NOW, client and some business associate mistake me to be the manager because of the way I dress.

in different occasions client have called me manager in his presence (The new manager) and he'll frown his face at me. Just yesterday, I dress on Navy blue suit with sparkling white T-poo I got over the week end. immediately he entered the office, he summon me indirectly telling me the way I dress makes people to think I'm the new manager. When I ask him "Sir, what are you insinuating, he said I should leave his office". Ever since then, am uncomfortable.

please advice on what and how to follow this kind of person.

When he summoned you, should have just answered him, " Sorry sir, it is not true o. Haba you are the manager nah "..

Start hailing him, " Oga manager ", before greeting him good afternoon. Do this even in the presence of your customers...

Moreover why wear suit everyday when you are not a banker?

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by alaricsaltzman: 1:43pm On Sep 15, 2015
ChEkWaSIyKe:


I am not dressing to impress anyone, I have been dressing that way in my formal office before joining them. All the same, I should adjust and stop wearing suits to work to avoid firing me.
Tooor... You just have to adjust to the situation you are in and hope and pray for a better job where you will even see people opressing you with better suits. That's just how life is bro.

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Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by SageOfSixPaths: 1:55pm On Sep 15, 2015
Wake me up when this hits FP
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by steadynana: 2:49pm On Sep 15, 2015
we learn everyday
it's envious...
Re: Help! My Boss Is Envy Of Me by KELVIN086: 11:21pm On Sep 20, 2015
menix:
If u have option of another job continue to outshine ur boss.
Hope u know it's d job that provides u with those timberland suits u wear.

Nobody is saying wear rag but u can dress corporate without being like Jidenna the 'Classy man'.

I lost my job last year cous of my taste for wrist watch nd the car I drove.

So b wise..
nailed it bro, i can't wait till i start working so i can dress like jidenna all day.

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