How to go from promotion to written warning in 2 weeks

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Badgers, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Week 1

    Manager1: We are promoting you
    Badgers: Good news, how much more cash to I get?
    Manager1: None for the first three months then performance based increase
    Badgers: That old chestnut eh? Okay, I will do it as I am a mug
    Manager1: Good, you start next week so handover your current work to *****
    Badgers: Will I get a % pro-rata payment of the bonus I was working towards?
    Manager1: Yes
    Badgers: Cool

    Week 2

    Badgers: All work handed over and new procedures written
    Manger2: Excellent work
    Badgers: I notice there was no bonus in my salary
    Manager2: Really? I will sort that at 10am tomorrow

    10am: No word
    12pm: No word
    2pm: No word
    Next day: No word
    Badgers: What is happening with my bonus?
    Manger2: I have asked Manager1 to sort it
    Badgers: Thanks for letting me know at 10am

    Badgers: Can you finalise my bonus payment amount and date please?
    Manager1: You are not getting one
    Badgers: That is not what you said before
    Manager1: You misunderstood, bonus will only be paid on completed work
    Badgers: That is not what you said before
    Manager1: That is the company procedure
    Badgers: Show me where it says that and explain why you are going back on your word?
    Manager1: I am busy and that is the final word on the matter
    Badgers: (in open plan office) How the fuck did you become a manager?
    Manager1: I beg your pardon
    Badgers: Did you collect fucking crisp packets or something?
    Manager1: I want to see you with HR at 5pm. You can bring a witness

    That is how to do it!!
  2. ELO

    ELO Banned Banned


    Was the intial promotion actually a promotion or just you being given more work I wonder........
  3. Bob_the_lost

    Bob_the_lost Elsewhere

    CV time?
  4. zenie

    zenie >^^<


    :D but :mad: as well!!

    What did they say at 5?
  5. Pete the Greek

    Pete the Greek Banned Banned

    Yeah, what did they say??

    I'm behind you dude, your boss is a cunt.
  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I hardly said anything. They claimed gross misconduct and had a pre-typed final written warning already in a envelope. I asked if that was the end of the matter and they said yes.

    Could start kicking off and investigating my rights, appeal etc. but can't be arsed as I hate the place.

    Fuck it anyway......They have been pissing me around for months and I can at times be prone to being a bit unprofessional (in their eyes) around the office. Just gonna ride the place out until the new year and sling my hook.

    Shame I have no qualifications or experience to work anywhere less hideous.
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  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    It is a shame because I hated my old job and liked this new role. Although this was a bit of a 'sideways' promotion, I had shrugged off Manager1 (cunt) and was getting on well with Manager2.

    Might have been a reason to offload more work on me but they have no chance of getting that do they?
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  8. Pete the Greek

    Pete the Greek Banned Banned

    I empathise.

    I think it's the work place that drives you to the point of being umprofessional, because it is so damn anal and depressing.

    Fuck em, they are stitch up merchants and scum bags, let them rot with their banal lives.

    Find something else and tell em to go do one mate.

    All the best to you
  9. Wookey

    Wookey Muppet is not a slur

    Fuck them all to hell.:mad:
  10. Iam

    Iam New Member


    A mate of mine has just had similar arguments over a verbal bonus offer.

    They didn't pay it.

    Remember: Verbal offer like that means fuck all, innit.

    Fair play for telling him like it is though, Badgers.

  11. ELO

    ELO Banned Banned

    Does this neccessarily have to be 'it'?

    You've had the written warning, they've said the matter is closed.

    If you like the new role, see how it goes.

    Has anyone here had a warning at work and stayed on?
  12. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    Christ yes. But not a final written one.

    Still, it's a lesson: do nothing unless things are in writing. Clearly they understood that very well, which is why first they didn't and then they did.
  13. Xanadu

    Xanadu Masterful but awkward

    That is absolute comic genius :D

    Can I steal it for when I get pissed off with my manager?
  14. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Take it as your own my friend. I am living proof that it provokes a reaction.
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  15. J77

    J77 residing

    Can you name and shame them, or give us a hint...

    < you should've played it out - the situation, that is and trying to get what they promised - a bit longer before swearing tho' >
  16. astral

    astral author unknown

    Haven't they skipped the verbal warning stage?
  17. Loki

    Loki RIP R.I.P.

    Ditto. Your anger is totally understandable seeing as you'd been lied to over something so important. Of course Manager1 knew they were shafting you, their incompetence is no excuse.
  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I have worked on after warnings before but to be honest this is not the first time that they have treated me, or other colleagues like this.

    The management team are 90% populated from another company which owns half of this company. It is a bit of a boys club of MBA trained managers with no UK experience and a total unwillingness to accept that other people may have valid opinions.

    As I said earlier I could try and address this but I could do without the hassle to be honest. I will excact revenge in my own special way....
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  19. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    If it is considered "gross misconduct," they can go straight to stronger penalties.

    Got to say that IME, this is pushing it tho.
  20. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I would love too post up some details, the company is basically just a website and anyone technical can see that it is pretty crap. They have a feedback email address and telephone number which could be funny to post up.......

    Not really sure if it is a good idea :D
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  21. ELO

    ELO Banned Banned

    Proberbly not. Shame, but proberbly not.

    Not while you are still working there, at least.....................
  22. J77

    J77 residing

    Oh, you could have fun with that...

    :D ;) :D
  23. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    Do they need you more than you need them, by the way? Because if so, or if you might bluff them that this is so, you can always try writing out your resignation. You take them the letter and you say that you will hand it in unless the written warning is revoked.

    It's obviously a high-risk strategy but the possibility exists if you want it.
  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    They would rather lose essential staff than admit they have acted in-properly or made poor business decisions.
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  25. Donna Ferentes

    Donna Ferentes jubliado

    They'll be going down the pan before long then anyway.
  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Sadly not I would guess....

    They might shake the place up a bit but are being bankrolled as a loss making investment for the next 3 years by a big (and evil) corporate.
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  27. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Tossers by the sound of thing, Badgers, who obviously know fuck all about employment law.

    Exact revenge in your own special way :) me likee

    I am doing that tomorrow by rerouting my phone to the director's, as I have to move office and he won't allow us to send out any emails saying that there will be disruption. I'll be using his computer to check incoming emails as well.
  28. bikergrrl

    bikergrrl Rarrrrr Madz

    Badgers! Don't be a fucking tit! Just because you have no qualifications doesn't mean you're not entitled to a job you enjoy.

    I am drop-out :( reasonably smart, but still a drop-out. But, I bloody love my new job, its great! :D :D
  29. bikergrrl

    bikergrrl Rarrrrr Madz

  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    You mean like blowing your nose on the back of Manager1's coat which was hanging up in the cloakroom?

    That kind of thing?
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