Gone But Not Forgotten
- Jun 27, 2015
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That.I was sorry I hadn't stayed longer and seen how far I could push back. Bullies can't bear being stood up to. An institution that employs them isn't worth working for. You deserve better.
Depends on one's circumstances. If you have commitments such as family and/or mortgage, good sense to hunker down, but it will destroy you in the end - by all means dig in, but make a decision and look for something else.Yup, it's no good walking out of a job if there's nothing to walk into.
I've seen those who give in and take the money in perpetuity and it's not pretty, they're dead or despairing behind the eyes.
Oh yes.Life's too short to put up with shit at work.
It's a two way street. Most employers are frightened to do this to get rid of the problem people. I'm baffled by this (I've fired two people in my life, my colleagues were pleased about it both times).A verbal warning to the employee, then a written warning and then a final warning ... employers must do these correctly, fill out the paper work correctly, send you notice in writing before doing stages 2 and 3 (I think it's 3 days notice?) .. they also have to inform you that you can bring someone with you (union rep or co worker) .. you can refuse to attend if any of the above isn't carried out correctly. I've refused to attend 2 disciplinary meetings before and also sent written correspondence back to them explaining why keeping a copy for myself.
As Skargy has pointed out, some managers try to skip correct procedure counting on you being to scared to stick up for yourself.
^this^ I've done menial things in lieu of 'a first choice'. It show flexibility and a work ethic, some might say.So true! Also, don't be afraid to take a menial job to get by.
Oddly, one of the interview questions in the new treadmill was "How do you feel about rolling up sleeves and moving the desks and re-routing the wiring?" They didn't want anyone in the place who wasn't prepared to muck in.
A last word about the sociopathic in offices. They always cost more than they bring in. Any sensible business would weed them out at interview or during the first year/second year of employment. It would be good business to do so in fact.