IF YOU WORK FOR THE SAME COMPANY THAT I WORK FOR, WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT DIRECT ANYONE ELSE TO THIS PAGE WHO CANNOT BE TRUSTED FULLY TO RETAIN MY CONFIDENTIALITY. ANY UNDUE EXPOSURE WILL RESULT IN MY DISMISSAL, AND THEN I WILL HAVE TO HUNT SOMEONE DOWN, AND KILL THEM.
I'm not sure if I have reported here the trouble I have been having with my current manager - she who will be referred to a SD - Satan's Daughter, but here's a quick update.
She took over from my previous manager last year Oct. She's been with the company for many years, too many in fact. Anyway, when it came to my personal review at the beginning of this year, she gave me a really shit rating, in fact she rated me as one of the worst performers on my team. this after I had achieved almost 200% of signing target for 2008! contested this, obviously, and had a re-review done, by her new manager, some opinionated bitch from the USofA. She re rated me one place higher, which was better, although still did not put me in line for an increase. Both of them referred to my "attitude" as being the reason for the poor rating. However, although both referred to emails / information they have to collaborate this, neither made this written information available to me. In fact, both failed the corporate process in that it states "If a manager is replaced in the middle of a financial year, they must, in writing, to both the new manager and the employee, give over their assessment of that employee". I also had every single line of "Reasons for the poor assessment" which SD had put into my assessment dismissed as incorrect / pure fabrication!!!!!
Anyway, Satan's Daughter is also one of these that cannot stand being challenged, and shown up. She has zero People's skills, and has the management ability of a tormented bull, on steroids, with his testicles tied to a tree!!!
Earlier this year, I sent an email, following an incident and an email I received telling one of the so called lime managers that if he intended to lie to my client, I would escalate him.... closing of with the words "..Just try me!" He sent this off to everyone on his mailing list (well, not quite, but to all senior managers in my reporting chain) and SD decided that this was to be seen as a threat, and so cited me, and issued me with a written warning that this type of behavior is seen as a threat, was not acceptable, and should it be repeated within the next 6 months, could / would result in my dismissal. In absolute disbelief, I signed it and left.
Then, a few weeks later, she called me urgently on a Friday afternoon. She had to see me, in her office, same day! The fact that I was taking clients for a light lunch and drinks was irrelevant! I broke away from the guys, and went to see her, at which point she presented me with a "Voluntary separation package". Basically, she wants me to fuck off, and made a financial offer to me, which if I accepted would have terminated my employment here, and left me with a couple of ZAR in the pocket. As soon as I looked at the figure I told her that if she added a zero to the end of the number, I may consider, else we didn't have a deal!. She then stated that if I didn't accept this, she would put me on a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan), and I laughed on the basis that my performance was immeasurable! She asked how I could say so, and my response was that the system / tool was broken / incorrect, and if she intended to measure me by that she would be making a big mistake.
Anyway, I took the offer, promising to look over it, and left. Since then she has put me on a PIP. So far I have had one feedback session, where I pointed out that everything she wants me to do / achieve (nearly everything) I am doing already!!!! Whatever!
Now for the good news. I recently, due to my nature of being so many of my peers "confidant" became privy to some seriously good information. Satan's Daughter was overheard having a telephonic discussion, with one of her reportees "nogal", about another manager in the company. This wouldn't be a problem, if a) The words "She mustn't think she can fuck with me" were not used, and if the person being "threatened" in this instance, wasn't a good friend of mine! In no time the information was passed on, the person on the other end of the line conceded that the conversation did in fact take place, and that this person would testify to the fact!
As things stand now - a meeting has been requested, and the discussion will go around a) This Satan's spawn needs to be issued with a written warning! and b) Satan's Daughter is not fit to be a peoples manager!!!! HEY, Justice - on the horizon!!!!!!!
When this issue referred to above was raised at a meeting between Satan's Daughter, her manager, and the aggrieved person, her manager walked out stating this was a personal matter they need to sort out between them!!!! Can you believe this crap! And SD went into begging mode, apologizing for the event, and claiming it's because of the stress she's under, blah, blah, blah. Then the big boss came back in, and continued with the meeting as if the incident was never raised??!??
So, the aggrieved is putting in writing her unhappiness with this reaction, the failure to address the problem, and will take it to the head honcho, to raise as a serious mis-management situation, requesting the initiation of an investigation and the relevant punishment. This is still not finished.
It also gives me the ammo I need to make an issue of my "Written warning" in the event things go squiggly on me.
Oh, and there's more - but only to be revealed when it's more safe to do so.