My boss and I sit in different remote sites, several thousands of miles apart. We don't see each other often.
On several occasions in the last few months, I have sent him emails asking him for things like vacation or other resources. Typically, if I ask him to provide me with something, he doesn't respond.
How should I proceed when my boss does not respond when I ask him for something? Should I send him a reminder email? Or should I try to call him? I think everything would be easier if he sat in the same location so that I can ask him directly in person where not giving an answer is simply not an option.
I absolutely hate when people stonewall me or avoid answering a request they find inconvenient. I would much rather get a straight no. If I insist on revisiting the issue after his ignoring, will that be considered as "unwillingness to read unspoken communication", which is an "offense" I had been accused of in a previous job? In my case, it is not an inability but straight out unwillingness because I insist on straightforward communication and I refuse to take hints so I act as though I don't get them. Or will I come off as simply annoying?
I would like to institute a policy of getting clear communication, even if that means a no. I want him to say no rather than simply avoiding the question.