I have the honor of working with a manager who is not responsible for his actions and decisions. He usually blame others for his mistakes. You might guess that this person meddles in everything, not just with his opinions but you really should do his wrong and novice decisions.
Recently, he decided to start a new solution because of some problems with the last one. I tried to explain for him that all those problems are consequences of his opinions, he seemed to understand. But he keeps repeating that he has not been on the project and I'm the sole responsible for everything. Of course, not this straight but in an indirect and friendly manner.
I have several problems with this situation:
- I want everyone to know that it's not my fault.
- I don't want him to be able to do this anymore. Since he has given me some responsibilities that I'm pretty sure is just for blaming purposes.
Unfortunately, I can't keep repeating myself, because I'll look insane and derange. For instance, when on a meeting and in the middle of his talk he points that I've been the project manager! I can't change the subject and argue that I wasn't!
The second problem is that his meetings with stakeholders are without me, and he can tell them whatever he wants. I almost never can have direct talk with them, and it's always through him. Even if I ask, I'll be usually redirected to him.
The third problem is somewhat personal, I'm getting cold about doing anything and accepting any responsibility… .
Any suggestion and tip is welcome!