I was moved under a new, young manager who regularly failed to pitch for meetings without notifying the team he would not be attending. He also had to drop his children off every Thursday morning, making it a standing arrangement that he would be late on Thursday mornings.
One morning I walked into the boardroom and openly expressed my frustration at him not informing the team that he would not attend. A minute later I realized that it was in fact Thursday, and promptly apologized and explained that he was dropping off his kids.
Apparently the apology fell on deaf ears as I was called into the boardroom the next morning and kindly told about the tongue lashing I had given a manager the previous day.
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