Have y’all ever told an internship superior that his actions make you uncomfortable?
I’m honestly sick of being interrupted in presentations, and I suspect he interrupts me in the middle of my sentence as a form of power play.
And trust me it’s not because I’m on the verge of saying something contentious- I haven’t even made a point and he interrupts. Maybe I’m stereotyping, maybe he came from a hierarchical workplace culture – but I sometimes wonder if that’s normal in where he comes from; because he never interrupts anyone who is male or higher ranked than him.
I want to feedback that I respect his enthusiasm but I have begun to feel uncomfortable presenting when he’s in the same room as me. And even wish to reiterate that when I smoothly present, he can add points politely, but just don’t interrupt.
Would you dare to feedback to a superior about communication habits? Or afraid of retaliation? I fear that speaking up will cause more problems.
Here are what netizens think:
- Either he is sexist, or you really suck but don’t see it yourself
- I tried once and produced awkward silence before, but after that I wasn’t interrupted. “I would appreciate if you let me finish my sentence, like I allowed you.”