I think I just have to rant today.... I wish I could quit my job!!
Over the last couple of months, I have been "pulled up" about three times for doing things wrong. Each time, I get a really scary letter from a big manager and have to go have a meeting with her where she accuses me of things and I have to defend myself. It's a really scary situation, and worse when I haven't even done anything wrong.
Well, the first two time I hadn't done anything wrong, but this time I actually have. I kind of hate my job and have been taking shortcuts, and in the letter I got yesterday she said that they have been investigating me and have found 20 breaches between 06/11 and 05/12. I am so ****ed that they "investigated" instead of coming and talking to me!!!
I am due to get a $500 end of year bonus in January and a $1200 6 monthly bonus at the end of this month. And if they give me a written warning because of this issue, I won't get those bonuses.
I feel like they have been totally underhanded and they should have talked to me as soon as they realised what I was doing. Instead they have been watching me for a month and taking note of everything I do wrong.
I burst into tears as soon as I got the letter, I was sitting at my desk for about 3 hours working and crying the whole time. I wish I could just quit, but I want my damn maternity leave!! I am not due til late April, god I wish I could go now!!!
This meeting is on Monday and the union is stepping in and helping me, but I don't know what hope I have of surviving since I actually have done something wrong this time. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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09-12-2011 20:00 #1
Hate my job! Hate the a$$holes I work for!!!
09-12-2011 20:07 #2
Are you fighting the first two or using them to show they're prejudiced or anything? If you can prove the investigation itself was unfounded that may help? Otherwise I'd talk to your union rep they're pretty good generally and will do what they can.
09-12-2011 21:32 #3
To be honest, I just took the first one because I didn't know I could fight against them. The second one, we had the meeting, manager said no further action, they just wanted a formal record of the discussion. I wish I had known to call the union the first time it happened, they have been so amazingly wonderful and helpful.
09-12-2011 22:00 #4Member
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I don't know what you do for a living but you have admitted to taking short cuts and not doing the right thing so I'm not sure why your so upset and surprised that your receiving written warnings. Especially when you have already had two others, even if those two wern't legit. You clearly know how the company operates. If you can't do your job properly because you hate it so much I'd just quit.
09-12-2011 22:13 #5
And I have to say, that while it might have been nice for them to come and talk to you first, if you are taking shortcuts and not performing, your boss has every right to investigate you and take matters further.
Sorry if that's harsh, but it's also true.
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09-12-2011 22:25 #6
Sorry I have to agree that you have done the wrong thing and should be reprimanded. This company owes you nothing.
Still doesn't mean it's not a sh!t situation though.
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09-12-2011 22:26 #7
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10-12-2011 06:45 #8Senior Member
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Coming from a HR perspective -- giving you advanced notice in a letter of her intent to meet with you, and then giving you the opportunity to respond to her concerns and defend yourself in that meeting, well, that's a pretty standard process that any company should be following.....as for talking to you first, well you've cleared your name already on the first two occasions when you didn't do anything wrong......so why do stuff wrong now? If you know you've cut corners, it sounds to me you're scared because this time you won't be able to defend yourself?? If you hate your job that much, you should leave-- the truth of the matter is that if you know you've done something wrong, then why are you upset about it? Why get the union involved? It's just wasting everyone's time....
Sorry, it's a harsh reality, but true.
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10-12-2011 19:26 #9
Ok I get where you guys are coming from, though maybe I wasn't really clear enough about the "shortcuts" I have been taking. I do my job, I do it damn well - better than most of the people there. I work in a call centre, and I am supposed to take one call after another, but being pregnant and feeling ick all the time, I have been taking a little extra time between calls. They frown upon it, but they know it happens and there's not much they can do about it. It equates to about 2-3 minutes a day on average, when they want it to be 0. I know they don't like it, but it's not affecting my statistics or my sales or anything like that.
I am ****ty about it because it's something so little, something they wouldn't normally worry about (other people do it every day and they know but say nothing) but they are making it look as though I have "ongoing conduct issues" (their words) because of the two previous things. Even though I have cleared my name they still keep the records of it and it seems they can use them against me if they want to.
I want to quit, oh god I want to quit. Especially when it feels like they are doing this all on purpose, and when I am 5 months pregnant I just don't want the stress of being accused of doing things I have not done. But again, being pregnant - not really the best time to quit. Who is going to give me a job???
Harsh reality indeed.
10-12-2011 19:35 #10-
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Oh hon, i've worked in call centres. They can be awful places. Is there a chance they are trying to get rid of you before they have to pay mat leave? Just putting it out there, because it happened to me when I told an employer I was pregnant. Hugs. It truly sucks when you hate your job.
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