I have been having some issues with both of my direct managers (yes, I do have 2 direct managers). I would like to hear your opinions on if it would be fine to schedule a meeting with my boss's boss to bring up my opinion and "how I feel" with regarding both of my bosses.

  • Yes, in my opinion, it would be fine.
    – Masked Man
    Jul 17, 2016 at 17:19

2 Answers 2


You can do anything you wish, but I would imagine this meeting will have consequences regarding your relationship with said managers. What you have to ask yourself is what exactly you're hoping to accomplish.

I don't expect their boss to side with a mere employee over both his managers, because - generally speaking - if he disagreed with their modus operandum to that extent he wouldn't keep them around.

Furthermore, if they're doing something "wrong" their bad behavior would reflect badly on him, so he has more reasons to keep it quiet than simply agree with you and somehow "punish" them.

Frankly, this sort of going over people's heads is more likely to result in you being branded a trouble maker than anything else, but i don't know enough about the situation and politics of your company to give any other advice.


Whatever the issue, you should always meet with your direct manager first. Going over people's heads (except in a few specific situations) is generally considered to be bad form/underhanded.

So, try having an honest direct conversation with your managers. If they don't seem receptive to your concerns, or at least empathetic, start thinking about meeting with their manager.

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