Q: What should one do when every time, without fail, a manager calls a worker into his office the day after the worker comes back from being out of the office sick? The usual line is “I just wanted to see how you are feeling”? What is a good response to that kind of behavior?
A: Regardless of the motives of the manager, it is best to presume that his interest is genuine. Approaching the question that way will make it much easier to respond. A simple and honest response is, “I’m feeling just fine now. Thank you for your concern.” There’s no point in questioning your manager’s motives or accusing him of checking up on you. This would simply set the stage for creating a difficult situation where none needs to exist.