work frustrations

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Pingu, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :(
     
  2. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Am going to start going through the thread which will be fun...
     
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  3. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Have gotten as far as p167 of the thread, with just over two pages of key incidents. It's been interesting reading back over some of it, I'd forgotten various bits so useful to have a timeline.
     
  4. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    12 pages of incidents from thread. Plus some reminders to pick out things from my email. tomorrow will be fun...
     
  5. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Go for it! And good luck...
     
  6. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Thank you. It seems to demonstrate a longstanding problem with him, so we'll see. I'll do the rest at work tomorrow.
     
  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    get printed copies, or forward them to somewhere safe.

    it's surprising how much can disappear off e-mail systems when the shit's flying...
     
  8. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Ll l
    Oh yes, don't worry. Original is stored at home. Will make printouts tomorrow. Also all emails needed.

    That's just the first pass.
     
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  9. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Also have changed my custom title to something more befitting my current situation, from one of the Women's March 2018 banners. I'm feeling a little feisty.
     
  10. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I'm sorely tempted to incorporate it into my email signature...
     
  11. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    I'd keep your powder dry on that one...
     
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  12. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Don't worry, I'm being ultra professional. That's worrying people.

    Also, no idea when first 1-2-1 will be, as line manager is apparently out of the office and may be going to Korea this week. It's not like he has anything more pressing to do, like staff redundancy consultations...
     
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  13. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Do make sure they're adhering to the letter of the provisions (oh, and would you like to know how to suck eggs? :) ). Because, from what you've told us about your employer over the years, they seem to think it's just fine to play fast and loose with the rules, and then just fudge it all at the last minute.

    I know from my own last redundancy experience that chaotic organisations failing to come up with the goods are a nightmare to pin down or even evidence, and you might have to become mouthbreathingly procedural about sending letters/emails in the absence of responses before you can get them to incriminate themselves.
     
  14. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Still waiting for first 1-2-1 meeting, hr have said it might not be until next Tuesday, due to my line manager being unavailable for most of this week.

    If next Tuesday, that will be 14 days of the 30 day consultation period gone before i:ve even started...
     
  15. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    You may want to start researching ahead of time what your options are when they fail to comply. AIR, there are all sorts of provisions that are supposedly there to protect you, but it's very much down to you to access them. My own experience was that the union wasn't much cop, partly because the local rep (Unison) was as much a part of the system as we were - getting the regional operation heads-upped and involved ahead of time might be a smart move. I think you said you're a local rep anyway, so in theory you should get branch or regional support as a matter of course, but make sure they know that.
     
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  16. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Both me and the lead rep are in touch with our designated full time official to get guidance and make sure we are not inadvertently screw things up.

    Notes show a pattern of disability discrimination and a pattern of me being singled out by my line manager.

    Today was miserable. Some of my colleagues are still not speaking to me and treating me as if I am invisible or dead. One other colleague is clearly enjoying my misfortune and making no effort to hide her joy. Which is nice.

    So I worked on my notes and my LinkedIn profile and collating my evidence file.
     
  17. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    People can be really insensitive sometimes.
     
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  18. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    More insensitivity, or an observation on the previous examples?
     
  19. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Both.

    Certain people are definitely avoiding me. It's insensitive and hurtful. Fuck them.

    However, Mr precious wins the prize today. I was passing his desk and he asked me if I could recommend some recruitment websites and recruitment agencies to him. I said, no really because I use specialist agencies, but thought he was massively insensitive because yes, I know he's been put at risk too, but seriously? Asking me for the exact same information he's already been given in the outplacement pack I've got too?

    Worse was he spent a couple of minutes trying to flatter me overly praising my search skills before launching into his request. Just really wound me up.
     
  20. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    At least you know he's a twat. Clearly, he's completely unaware :)
     
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  21. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I spoke to his line manager who said he is desparately still trying to build a rapport and trying every excuse to talk to me. It's just tedious.

    Meh.
     
  22. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Nah, he's not. He's desperately trying to impose on you the viewpoints he thinks you should have. I don't think he would know what rapport was if it came into his house and rearranged his cutlery drawer.
     
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  23. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I just don't speak to him, and considering I have enough on my plate right now, he can just fuck off with his stupid requests.

    Line manager has apparently not gone overseas, but has decided to go to external meetings he normally can't be arsed to go to and delegates to one of my colleagues.

    I am still collating information and preparing arguments. At least his reluctance to do the meetings has allowed me sufficient time to prepare.
     
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  24. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    :thumbs: good luck equationgirl
     
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  25. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Thanks :)
     
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  26. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Bit low today, but finally got my 1st consultation meeting date set, next Monday. Awesome.
     
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  27. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    hope it goes well

    have you decided whether you're fighting to stay put or seeking the best deal you can get to gtfo?

    ultimately (and from personal experience elsewhere) i'm not convinced that devoting time and energy in to fighting to stay somewhere you're not wanted is really a worthwhile thing to do (although there are little practicalities like getting paid)...

    in other news, our state of emergency / overtime (which has been there since about May) has come to a bit of a sudden halt.

    i'm sure there will be another crisis along soon...
     
  28. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Before today I was fighting to stay put, however it was made abundantly clear that I'm not wanted so now I'm fighting to prove all other options have been exhausted and to see if there is the basis for an unfair dismissal case.
     
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  29. Sapphireblue

    Sapphireblue Well-Known Member

    fuckers. although imo best case scenario is getting out of there plus money to give you a buffer for job-hunting.
     
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  30. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    It would be nice to find that you've got an option to seek justice, though you could be forgiven for deciding, even if you find you do, that life's too short, and that just getting out of there and finding a sane environment to work in was a better option. I hope you get that choice.
     

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