December 12, 2006

Being sent back up.

I guess I tempted the fates. Almost a year to the date of my last visit to Sensitivity class I find out today Iím being sent again. This time is utter bullshite. One of my employees did something wrong. Per our cooperate guidelines I was supposed to take some pretty drastic measures. After reviewing the case I felt my employeeís actions where a result of improperly communicated procedures.

Desperate to find an alternate method of dealing with the problem, I found a loophole that would satisfy corporate and have no punitive consequences on my employee. I.e. it ended up being a stern warning of ďDonít do that againĒ. Perfect huh? Everyone would be happy right? Wrong!

Corporate didnít have a problem with it. My employee on the other hand felt it was unfair. She felt I was being unreasonable. Okay, there really were only two choices in the matter. I either take the severe route the corporate dictated or use the loophole I discovered, (Which according to 5 people in upper management only I would have found). The corporate way left her with one foot out the door and no chance for promoting, getting a raise or collecting any bonuses for a year. My method changed nothing, except her access to a region on the systems. Yep, Iím being unreasonable.

This employee got together with another employee that has been having issues and filed a complaint against me. They may be legitimate about some of their concerns, but why it wasnít a problem 4 weeks ago, but it is now I have no idea. Oh wait, it all came to head last Friday. (Yea, they brought up issues that happened between July and early November.) Since my company really doesnít give any protection to management if something like this happens, itís their word against mine and I lose.

The dates of my next trip havenít been determined yet. Once I know for sure I will let you know, hopefully Iíll have a laptop by then so I can live blog my experiences.

Want to know what really burns me up. One of their complaints was that I donít appreciate any of my employees and do nothing to make them feel like they belong. Yet since November Iíve been planning an appreciation lunch for them tomorrow. Iíve included all of them on deciding what day we were having it and what food is going to be served. Itís being fully catered in. Right now Iím half tempted to call the company doing it and canceling. If it wasnít for the fact I think that would do more harm then good, I would.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at December 12, 2006 07:01 PM | TrackBack

That'll teach you to cut someone at work a break, especially a female someone. "No good turn, etc"...

Damn dude, you have my sympathy.

Let the beotch swing next time. >:^)

Posted by: Wes at December 12, 2006 08:05 PM

Did you give her a hug? That would be pretty sensitive.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at December 12, 2006 09:16 PM

Hugs would be nice, but a pat on the bottom goes a lot farther... Especially if it immediately follows a compliment on how slammin' she looks in the tight sweater she's wearing. Women like it when you compliment them on their clothes!

Sorry, I know I shouldn't be making fun - the whole thing sounds like bullstuff to me... Just stick to the age-old philosophy "The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves" - it's always worked for my kids!

Oh damn, there I go again... ;o)

Posted by: Bitterroot at December 12, 2006 10:07 PM

Stupid bint.

Posted by: Graumagus at December 13, 2006 12:20 AM

What a Bitch.

I would find something so small that she is doing wrong and then hang her with it. Because you know it's only going to get worse with her before it gets better.

In my opinion she did it on purpose.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at December 13, 2006 08:27 AM

Cancel, cancel! And tell everyone why!

Yeah, I'm a spiteful bastard. What can I say, I hate people.

Posted by: Ogre at December 13, 2006 09:48 AM

No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.


Posted by: jimmyb at December 13, 2006 06:28 PM

Actually I disagree about no good deed goes unpunished. You are lucky you did this now and found out what kind of employee she really is... and the cohert in crime. Sad it had to happen and you are sent back to training but you can now get your ducks in a row and I'm sure you will know what to do. It also does show your other employees what a good boss you are to work for and it will work out at some point. I hate crap like this around holidays though.

Posted by: vw bug at December 14, 2006 02:20 PM