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Mine is a 24/7, 365 days office. My female boss does not come to work on all the public, government holidays, and all festivals. She does not come to work on weekends and three out of five days at work in a week, she either comes 2-3 hours late or leaves early. Even while at work, most of her times goes in checking personal e-mails, chatting, making phone calls on how to get the best deal on a housing loan, car loan, resorts, holidays, etc,, and the staff helps her since SHE IS THE BOSS. The directors are abroad and they think she is managing the entire show successfully, though I am the one who is doing EVERYTHING and I know, for sure, it is next to impossible for her to run operations smoothly without me. She is taking credit for all the work I do and takes all the info from me and then presents it to the directors. Most of the times, she has no idea how much business we are doing and what is the staff's strengths. This irritates me to the extent that I think of leaving my job very often, but then I know most organizations have the same kind of problems. BUT I cannot live with the stress that I'm going through, from managing entire operations on my own and not even getting recognition for it. Please advise.
The first question to ask is whether you are doing work that is outside your job description. If you don't have a job description then you need to get one. Ask your boss, or your HR department to help you develop one. You are certainly entitled to that.
If you are being asked to do tasks and take on responsibility that is beyond what you were hired to do, then you are entitled to be recognized for the additional things you are doing. You will need to decide for yourself how best to go about getting recognition, whether to approach your boss, or her boss, or the board.
My suggestion is that you ask your boss for a performance review. When you request that, be sure that you have good documentation about all that you have been doing, including in particular the work that is beyond your job description.
If your boss does not agree to a job review, or if the outcome is unsatisfactory, then you need to assess whether to take the matter to her superior, or begin to look for another position.
As far as the boss's hours, I would only raise that with the board if you are asked directly. Perhaps the board is happy to have her keeping those hours since she is also able to find staff who can keep things running so well - you!
Best of luck,
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