Set Boundaries with Your Manager
Being your manger's go-to person doesn't mean compromising yourself or make you an on-call, 24-7 employee, unless that is truly a part of your position's performance requirements, Gloria says. "You need to clarify what will be done, when, where and how," she says. "Your manager clarifies what has to be done for excellent job performance."
Also, discuss expectations and boundaries when it comes to behaviors and interactions during work hours and off hours, Gloria says. For example, if your manager works best at 4:30 a.m. and your work day officially begins at 9 a.m., unless it's an emergency, it's inappropriate for your manager expect that you'll respond to a 4:30 a.m. phone call or text message. "These behavioral contracts between you and your manager must be identified and agreed to," Gloria says.