Quote from macuvm1
My boss pulled me aside this morning and asked me if everything was ok? My response was "yes why?" She said "bc you seem cynical lately". I didn't know how to reply...Is being called cynical necessarily a bad thing or bc I am cynical am I viewing it negatively? Any thoughts?
Hi. I would have asked her for more details, to find out where her thinking was when she asked u that question. You could get valuable feedback, or at the least, find out more about where she is coming from.
I also agree that there is a possibility that your "peers" have been talking to her.
You need to find out from her where she got this opinion or what has she personally observed that she is asking the question. You need to find out (in a very professional manner). In other words, get the facts.
And, if I was u, I would keep a written record of all these conversations.
Good luck. I hate to be cynical, but there is so much bullying going on that I personally leave a paper trail and watch what I say so that people cannot misconstrue what I've said, or written.
Follow up, follow up, follow up. I have learned that it is very important not to "step over" anything. People do not say things for no reason. There is always something behind what they say (good or bad).
let us know how u are doing.