So let me get this straight:
She got a 10k pay rise earlier this year.
He tells her all the time how valued she is
For Xmas she got a 2k bonus and a basket
And she's whining another girl took the pay rise in lieu of the bonus. She does understand the premise of this choice right? That this girl didn't get a bonus.
Frankly she'd be doing you a favour walking. Her true colours have come out by the sounds of it. My DH would be doing backflips over the bonuses your DH offers. She sounds like a childish prat.
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18-12-2015 18:48 #31
18-12-2015 18:53 #32-
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How hard is it to understand that they're two completely seperate jobs?
I don't get p!ssed off because the doctors are earning more money than me or another nurse with 20 years more experience then me is earning more than me.
I wonder if there's something else going on.......
18-12-2015 18:55 #33
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18-12-2015 19:00 #35
As a bookkeeper I can only say that her attitude is completely unprofessional.
She might want to work on her work ethics.
18-12-2015 19:01 #36
18-12-2015 19:02 #37Senior Member
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I'll also add that attitude would probably be a written warning at my work (I would suspect). So I hope your DH addresses it and sorts it out
18-12-2015 19:07 #38
Let her walk if she wants. It won't be hard to find another bookkeeper with a 70k salary (plus end of year bonuses) on offer. That's a great package for a book keeper.
18-12-2015 19:35 #39
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18-12-2015 19:56 #40
While I agree that your DP's bookkeeper overreacted somewhat, I'd like to put 3 points out there for consideration:
1. To suggest that an employee 'just be grateful' for her gift and bonus implies that she has no right to negotiate anything or ask for better (pay, conditions, whatever). IMO that kind of attitude is somewhat old fashioned. I personally, while being thrilled to get an awesome hamper, would not ever see that as replacing a pay rise/bonus (OP I do note that you say the employee got a bonus and a pay rise earlier in the year; I'm responding to what I'm interpreting as a bit of a tone in the thread that she should 'pipe down and be grateful'!)
2. The requirement that an employee should not know what her colleagues are paid is, again IMO, designed to 'divide and conquer' the workforce And while that terminology might be a little bit too left wing for some, I do think that denying employees access to information about what their colleagues are paid is a good way to keep them all in the dark and have no capacity to negotiate. More importantly, it's historically been one of the best ways to ensure that women have not received equal pay ( OP I'm in no way suggesting that this is the case here).
3. Finally, someone please correct me if I'm wrong , but I'm pretty sure 'gag clauses' prohibiting employees from discussing / revealing their wages with others are (soon to be???) made illegal. Again, I may be wrong on this advice been away from my day job for a year!
I know I seem to be the odd one out with this opinion, so go easy lol!
Oh, just a final thing, I totally agree that the book-keeper, in having access to others' pay records as part of her job, should never abuse that information and use it to her own benefit.
OP I'm really sorry your DP had this happens as he seems like a really decent boss. Just some things to consider.
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