- Boss 50s (in job ~1 year) female
- Coworker 30s (in job few months, but prior experience here and elsewhere) male
- Me (coworkers assistant <1 year) female
My Boss has asked me to review my coworkers work. However I often find mistakes in my coworker's performance. Only a small part of projects have crossed my desk for review. I am only notified after a big screw up is discovered. Sometimes, even mundane issues that shouldn't need review are made.
My Boss has told me earlier last year that I should ask my coworker if I had any questions. Unfortunately, Coworker doesn't usually provide complete answers.
How do I approach my boss about difficult it is reaching out to my coworker to resolve work performance issues?
Would it be unreasonable for me to defer going to my coworker and ask my Boss for help even after being instructed to only ask and review issues with my coworker?