Hi I need advice from covers- This may not be related to this msg. but, did not know where to look. I am lead auditor for an ISO 13485,9001 certified company.There was a recent change for the QA mgr. who did not want the job, and is now telling me I need to soften my findings during audits, I was instructed to use opportunity for improvement on major non conformance findings. I responded by saying, i was hired to be honest, and my internal audit procedure requires me to document nonconformances if they are found, I also stated that as QA Mgr. you have the authority to accept all nonconformances noted, but being a responsible auditor I could not fudge an audit. I requested that if this was required of me now, to please document in writing this instruction. The QA mgr. did not like this, and said they wanted me to prioritize the company business plan. I have talked to my VP about this, but no changes happened. This person was previously demoted, and stayed because husband is close with the owners of the company, (this is a famly run business) please advise and help me!