Any tips on working with a boss who just doesn't seem to care? He'll be in charge of my performance appraisal and I want to make sure I don't get hurt because he's not as involved. He's 9 months away from retiring, I barely see him in the office and I might talk to him for 20 seconds a week (hey how's it going?). I've attempted multiple times at this point to get goals from my boss, feedback, or really anything and I've not gotten much except "just keep doing what you're doing."
In addition to my normal daily tasks, His boss (my skip boss), works with me weekly on major projects. He's skipping my boss and coming to me directly for a lot of activity. This is great and I'm getting goals and feedback from my skip boss. I have been in this role for about four months and this situation has been frequent throughout (weekly).
Last week, my boss came to me with a fairly minor project and a comment was made that made me question my sanity: After assigning me the project my boss said something along the lines of "isn't it good to finally be contributing?" Umm, I have been contributing on major projects with your boss... My real response was something like "yeah." To be honest, I wasn't concerned until this comment was made
On paper, my boss is my supervisor and responsible for my performance report. My skip boss will review the report but not officially provide comments, his boss will however (performance report will have my boss and my skip skip boss).
I'm actively reviewing all guidance and podcasts related to bosses but my specific question is: Any tips on navigating this? How do I make sure the person responsible for my annual review is fully aware of all that I'm accomplishing? Is it as simple as trying to do a weekly update (re:boss one on ones - professional updates cast)? Thanks in advance