Hi there, I had a bit of a situation with a fellow manger at my workplace.
We were having a meeting and discussing issues that we need to fix on both of our ends and she brought something up that is really bugging me. She mentioned that our company owner went to her personally and asked for an assessment on me and she responded that "He should give me a break because I just became a father, have a newborn and that I probably have a lot going on in my life at the moment."
1. I was surprised to hear that our company owner went to her for assessment on me.
2. I was even more surprised that she supposedly defended me by using my family as the reasoning.
I don't understand how someone can do that without knowing exactly what is going on with my personal life.
I am curious to hear why she would bring that up during a meeting that involves just work. Is it a way of saying I am covering for you so you can keep your job? Or saying now you owe me one? Please advice because this happened recently and I have not mentioned it to my HR or company owners but its really eating me up.