Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Don't Squander an Opportunity!
She started the event by announcing to a member of management that she couldn't give 100% because she'd been drinking all night. #1: they could send her for a drug/alcohol test. #2: they could have sent her home without pay. #3: she could have faced other disciplinary action for saying she was at work possibly still inebriated.
She didn't fail me. She failed herself and her son.
You can lead a horse to water, but can't make it drink.
Has someone given you an opportunity? What did you do with it?
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
However, if you knowingly make false allegations of work place abuses you are opening yourself up for a potenaial world of harm. Making intentionally false allegations can open you up to employment actions..and rightfully so. We can't afford to protect those who make it harder for all of us, who are fighting for our employment lives. And, we can't have investigations into false allegations taking time away from investigating and resolving real issues.
We fight every day for truth and justice. Not bullsh%t!!!!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Stay True To You!
Your attacker(s) need you off-balance to bring you down and wear you out. It's a psychological game being played in order to get advantage.
You have to stay strong and not let them change you. Write in a journal to get your emotions out. Exercise to relieve stress. Read. Go out to dinner or a movie. Don't obssess 24/7 for your own mental and physical well-being.
Smile. Laugh. Love.
You can fight back and fight to stay a healthy and whole individual.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Crabs in Barrel!
She'd been complaining to me for months about the poor work ethic and bad attitudes of many of the staff and that, despite coaching and counseling, the behavior and lack of accountability persisted. These workers turned around and called in the union to make claims of feeling physically threatened and of unfair demands on how much work should be done.
What's funny is the actual workers in the group, who've been picking up their slack, have already come out in defense of the bosses and in condemning those making complaints that are unfounded. The stories of the complainants have started falling apart under union questioning. The baselessness is becoming clear.
I always say, "Just do your job and go home." Why people have energy to make false complaints, which hurt those who come forward with REAL issues of abuse that should be taken seriousy, can do all that but not their jobs is beyond me. Do your job and leave.
Someone hatched the plan and egged everyone on and then a large group became involved in trying to pull down their own. It's sad and pathetic. In the end, they will probably do more to harm themselves since their work output is going to be evaluated and compared to other offices. If you are doing two interviews with claimants in 8 hours and someone else is doing 10 - 14 in the same time, THE PROBLEM IS YOU. Don't complain, when asked to do more.
And don't try to pull good people down like a crab. False allegations hurt more people than you think. I hope they are all exposed and outed as the low lifes that they are.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Abuse Must Be Reported
It doesn't matter if you ask the person to keep what you've said a secret for fear of retaliation. They can't keep workplace abuse allegations private. They are in authority and are paid a higher salary to do the right thing and deal with sensitive issues. They don't get to pick and choose, when they're in charge.
If someone goes to an authority figure, it's a cry for help. Reporting it is step one because doing otherwise is the first part of covering up wrongdoing. You shouldn't ignore signs a person might commit suicide and you shouldn't ignore signs that someone at work is being mistreated or abused and someone else might be breaking the law.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
An employer might have decided they screwed with you enough and will dial things back a bit because they feel in control of the situation and in control of you. But, finding out you're planning to find a lawyer or to file an external complaint may push their hand towards termination.
It doesn't mean you can't continue with a complaint and may end up proving your point about mistreatment, but it sure doesn't keep the checks coming in!
Don't let someone force your hand and force you out of work. Employers are capable enough at that game without outside--or inside--interference.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Start Dusting Off That Resume
Take a look at your resume and make sure it's up-to-date and captures your skills and accomplishments. Show it to a friend and get feedback. Keep it simple--don't send out 4 pagers. Edit!
Tailor your cover letter to the company you're applying to and follow-up. If you get an interview, be on time. Ask questions. Know facts about the company and postion you're applying for. Be positive and smile, but don't be phony.
If you have a talent, start making a plan on how you can make a profit and, eventually work for yourself!!!