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    Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    I am working in a government organisation. Recently my boss gave me a pendrive for doing some important work. My colleague also wanted it as he wanted to copy some documents from it. But due to his carelessness he lost the same. As a result my boss scolded me for this. I don’t think this is fair as it wasn’t my fault. What to do in such a situation?

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    satish Array
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    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    hello,
    yes your boss did a good job scolding you because it is your responsibility as your boss has a trust on you that you are the one who can do it,but you broken his trust and you got the scolding.you should be very careful regarding the pendrive and you might have warned your colleague to take care of it so that he might be aware.and it is purely your carelessness.
    this is a fair thing what your boss did.promise your boss that the mistake will not be repeated and say that you will be very careful at any other situation which will be given to you by him.
    apologise for the mistake you have done and ask him to forgive him.
    thank you...............

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    Sanswe Array
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    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    Hello...

    Well... Your boss is absolutely true here...

    When your boss assigned you a very important work, it's your responsibility to take care of it...

    Now just a silly mistake ruined all your hard work and trust towards you...

    But irrespective of the past, I can suggest you one thing which is as follows...

    * Apologising is the best thing all you could do now.. But apologising with the 'assurance' (that you would never do such mistakes again) can win ones heart...

    * And one more thing is, If possible ask your colleague to explain in detail for the mistake... (Only if you think it is reasonable one)

    ThanQ...

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    Ravikumar Sinojia Array
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    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    Dear thread,

    Prevention is always better than cure. You should have told your boss about this before giving pen drive to your colleague.

    In this situation you can clarify with your boss in presence of the person who lost the pen drive of your boss. you may tell your boss about loosing pen drive by your colleague.

    Dont worry this much. its very usual problem. Have a great career. Thank you so much.

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    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    Hi friends,

    Yes your boss did a good job scolding you because it is your responsibility as your boss has a trust on you that you are the one who can do it,but you broken his trust and you got the scolding.
    you should be very careful regarding the pendrive and you might have warned your colleague to take care of it so that he might be aware.and it is purely your carelessness.
    This is a fair thing what your boss did.promise your boss that the mistake will not be repeated and say that you will be very careful at any other situation which will be given to you by him.
    Apologies for the mistake you have done and ask him to forgive him.

    Thanks!!!
    ALL THE BEST...........

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    manojbadoniya Array
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    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    Dear this is your mistake because the pendrive has been lost because of you. When your boss gave you the duty with the pendrive then why did you give that to your colleague so this is your fault means you are not careful about the instructions of your boss and your boss did not say you to share this pendrive with anyone that is why your boss scolded you and he has the right to say you about your mistake and you should listen everything whatever he say but you must mention the entire matter that what happened and how did yo lost the pendrive and when your boss will understand you then they will call your colleagues who lost that important thing and will ask about the entire case and if he accept his mistake then your boss will not scold you but you should not take it negative because you deserve it and you have the authority to scold your colleague badly and you should not leave this change and drop your entire anger on him whatever your boss gave you

    All the best

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    Re: Getting scolded for the mistake of my colleague

    Hi friend when you have given the responsibility of the pen drive so its your duty to handle it its waste of explaining the reason of negligence that has occurred with you or with colleague this will not matter the issue when you been given the custody then you should have firstly taken it copy all the documents with in your pc or laptop then you should have given it to your friend.. You cannot reply on info in pendrive because its the problems which arise with the pen drive due to virus problems.. Then you could have given it.. Now its better to apologize with your both you both people should give your apology to your boss..

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