An interesting situation has arisen and I am looking for the MT world's advice.
My director has 7 directs, myself included, all managers of 9-24 member teams. The teams consist of exempt and non-exempt employees and all non-exempt are part of a union.
About 2 months ago, my director started inviting his Administrative Assistant to his direct team meeting. The purpose was primarily to take meeting minutes and coordinate the administrative side of the meeting (handouts, agendas, etc.) Last week, she brought in a digital voice recorder and started taping the meeting. When we questioned her, the reason given was to take better minutes and provide more detailed notes on the meeting.
I am concerned about the taping of these meetings (and the AA's attendance in general) as we frequently discuss plans for actions that will impact the staff (such as scheduling changes, policies, etc.) as well as HR-related issues including discipline and promotion of employees. We additionally have the added complexity of the union, of which the AA is a member.
While I know it is typically ill advised to give a boss feedback, I would welcome thoughts on how to raise these concerns to him. Or am I overreacting? I have to admit I say far less in these meetings now that the tape recorder has surfaced.