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Good evening, My name is***** and I'm having certain difficulties on my work. I'm always the worse from my new manager and isn't only me who think de same. I would like to make any appointment to talk about everything is been happening since she started there. If I explain you can tell me if is me the wrong one or her. If is me I'm up to change where you find I'm wrong. If is her, I need to know what to do because this is causing me too much stress.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Briefly, what has happened so far that has made you feel this way?
ok let me try to explain. There's so many things... but I'll give one example happens today. I am catering supervisor. Last Thursday I've got sick. I had pharyngitis and was very bad. So I called her at 7am to explain was not possible to go. On friday,was supposed for me to off because I change with another colleague. She already was pissed because I talk to my other manager instead of her. Anyway, on friday I went to my GP. My throat was so bad I could't speak. I send a text message explaining what was happening to me and sent a picture of the medicine the doctor gave to me,as after 3 days only they can give a certificate. At 3pm my other manager called me questioning why I didn't call saying I wouldn't go to work. I said you can hear my voice I cant talk properly. So, today I went work and she said that I should call her saying I was going to work. Make a paper saying I didnt follow the procedures. I signed because I was very furious. On the afternoon was supposed to call a one of our suppliers to cancel an order for tomorrow. She was in another local as well the same unit. I was alone on the coffee bar and asked the phone number for me to make a call. She denied to give me phone. I said I was alone as she replied I shouldn't wait until I get alone to cancel the order (what we can do until 5pm) So I couldn't cancel and she said after all everything who is coming tomorrow is my responsibility. (as a lesson for me) can you understand me?
How long have you worked there for?
I just dont know what to do anymore.
you still there?
yes I just need to get my response ready
Ok I would say that this looks like a sort of bullying, which is unfortunately something that happens all too often in the workplace. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) defines bullying as “offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means that undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient.” Whatever form it takes, it is unwarranted and unwelcome to the individual subjected to it.
Under law, specifically the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, an employer has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees. In addition, they have the implied contractual duty to provide a safe and suitable working environment. That includes preventing, or at least effectively dealing with bullying behaviour occurring in the workplace.
In terms of what the victim of bullying can do to try and deal with such problems, the following steps are recommended:
In general, a victim should try and gather as much evidence as possible before considering making a formal complaint and certainly before going down the resignation route. As bullying often takes verbal form, the best way is to keep a detailed diary of all bullying occasions so that there is at least some reference in written form that the employer and/or the tribunal can refer to.
Ben, when I felt she was treat me like that she said I was having ATTITUDE and she wouldn't accept that
She also said she would give me 2 weeks to show her how I would change my way if not she would consider to take my position as a supervisor and also my salary
my salary would be less
she cannot reduce your salary unless there was a specific and clear contractual clause allowing that, otherwise it would amount to breach of contract and potential unlawful deduction of wages
also, when my previous manager gave that position I NEVER HAD ANY KIND OF TRAINING about how to proceed and everything.
They gave me title but not support to be like they want. When she started, last September, the place was transformed in a chaos. We are 8 staff working there. We are all unhappy
and with me it is worse
I need to know what can I do. Do I have to talk to her about how I fell? Can I have some kind of witness? Can I try to have a meeting with my OPS manager? And this is not make her a devil with me?
What you can do was detailed above - step by step
these are the accepted steps in such situations
okay. I'll follow then.
I'll do. This all thing is for me so serious and is causing me so much stress to take tablets to be calm
Thank you very much. I really appreciate chatting with you and I find very helpful.
I hope works
I hope so too - read the information above carefully and consider your options - and don't give up easily
thank you. I love my job. I've been there for so long and isn't fair she do that to me
Have you a good night and once again thanks.
you too, all the best!