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Sidelined in the workplace

Being sidelined is neither unique nor unheard of at work. What can someone do in such situations?

Vivien Ang
Published Sat, Mar 27, 2021 · 05:50 AM

AS Lynn Tan trawled through the endless documents on her desk, she felt the all-too familiar sense of frustration bubbling within her. The urge to bang out a resignation letter was overwhelming, but it would invariably be tempered after she had thought it over and reminded herself that she was comfortable in her job.

Ms Tan's main gripe was with her boss, and she had this to say of her superior.

"She would always let me do the legwork first, and later 'parachute in' someone else to take part in the project on the excuse that the person can 'value-add' to the work. So although I would do most of the work, the credit is shared, or even given to the person she brought in.

"I couldn't take it anymore and despite speaking to her privately, she was still set in her ways. I did think of leaving countless times, but I do like my colleagues and am fami…

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