- Posted by Terra Winston
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Hmmm…not so sure how I feel about this one.
TellYourBossAnything.com gives any timid employee the means to send anonymous feedback to a manager. Since the service only requires that you type in your boss’ email address, technically you can give a piece of your mind to anyone as long as you have their valid contact information. The site encourages civility by disallowing curse words and violent references, plus uber-ugly comments can result in your name being released. That’s right – online nastiness will get you outed (can we institute that policy in other places? The comment section of the internet can be a really scary place sometimes)!
Honestly, I don’t get this product. If your manager is too intimidating to give polite feedback face-to-face, do you really think that she’s going to act on unsolicited comments from “an unnamed source”? Especially when it costs her $20 per month to read?? You’d be better off tapping out your feedback in Morse code during your next team meeting. Also, there is a very serious concern that this service doesn’t seem to have any of the protections that are normally used in 360 feedback processes to ensure that a commenter’s identity can not be determined from the content of their statements.
All in all, I think this tool may be great for a cathartic release. Type in your deepest feelings and hit send – just please not to your boss.