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I've been interning at a startup as a project manager for the last 2 months.

Whenever I make a mistake and take a wrong step my boss will just randomly drop me message stating that I did not do things correctly.

So I am considering to bring this up and set a meeting the next working day and tell them that I think that it is not a good practice to drop me a message about my mistake randomly.
Instead we can have a weekly retrospective meeting every Friday to review my work for the week. During this week they can tell me about my good/bad things.

I work remotely and in a small team (9-12 people).

What do you suggest?

Scenario: Last Tuesday, we met and had discussed some tasks for myself that needs to be achieved by end of this week. As a manager, I need to manage Business side and the technological side. So i has some tasks from both the side. Suddenly my boss drops me a message last thursday evening and states that i have been not doing my job correctly.Note: here he did not mention about any task, he just said i am not doing it correctly. Firstly: It was outside my working hours. Secondly: It sounded rude to me.

Now last Friday, my lead of technological side comes and points out some of my mistakes and tell on the call with him. Which i understand. because it was within my working hours. and it was call. So he has more room to explain where i am going wrong and where i am not. Coincidentally, both of them pointed out the same mistakes.

To overcome such situation, I want to tell that i would be great to have scheduled day and time to discuss this stuff.

I totally respect that they want to point out mistakes, but i feel it should be within some "rules" they can't just drop me a message and tell me.

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    What actual problem are you trying to solve? – Philip Kendall Apr 29 '17 at 15:55
  • That my bosses(2) they randomly point my mistakes and drop me a message(no call) stating i committed a mistake. I am trying to find a way to over come this inconsistency. – User1911 Apr 29 '17 at 15:57
  • Thanks. I will update my question with a scenario to better understand. – User1911 Apr 29 '17 at 15:57
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    I don't see anything "inconsistent" here. You made a mistake, you were told about it. Why is it important that you are told on a Friday? – Philip Kendall Apr 29 '17 at 16:06
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    I fail to see the bad thing about being told about an error immediately? It seems to me that this is actually preferable, since the scenario is still fresh in everyone's mind, and corrective action (if needed) can be taken ASAP, rather than continuing down the wrong path. What is the actual problem you're having with this? – Martin Tournoij Apr 29 '17 at 16:09
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I agree that you should have a weekly meeting to discuss your project and correct any mistakes that you have been making. I would not tell him to stop dropping you messages. This could come off as disrespectful.

Hopefully once you set up a weekly meeting, the random messages will stop since the manager knows they have a set time to discuss all of these things with you.

  • Thanks. Which means i should not point out that randomly-drooping message. Whereas I should tell them that we could have weekly meeting to discuss my progress? – User1911 Apr 29 '17 at 15:59

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