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Sad in AZ posted 7/22/2014 02:29 AM

Tonight I was subjected to a witch hunt. The HR generalist and my manager came to our location to interview EVERYONE on my staff.

It started with the team lead. She was so 'distraught' that they put her on administrative leave It's such bullshit. What about my distress? I have to keep going, keep the lab running and perform my job duties, those of my staff on FMLA, and now the team lead's duties. I'm working 9-12 hour days plus weekends. I'm so frustrated.

One bit of levity--each one of my staff was called in to talk to the HR rep. When one of them returned to the lab, she said she was asked, "How is it in the lab?" and she responded, "It's freezing in there!" It didn't occur to her that she was being asked about the atmosphere...

I guess I need to craft another email to the HR manager...

nowiknow23 posted 7/22/2014 08:51 AM

Ugh, SAZ. I'm so sorry you're dealing with all this crap. Sending you strength, honey. (((((hugs))))))

FaithFool posted 7/22/2014 08:58 AM

Ugh. Hang in there Sazzy.

jo2love posted 7/22/2014 09:52 AM


I'm sorry you are going through this. Sending you strength.

Crescita posted 7/22/2014 09:55 AM

Boo. While it still sounds like your manager has no idea what she is doing, I'm guessing the "climate" will improve dramatically in drama queen's absence, and it will be made much clearer.


Cally60 posted 7/22/2014 19:34 PM

And if - as seems likely - the people working for you are happy with your leadership, the individual interviews might be greatly to your advantage. (That's what happened in the case of someone in my family, anyway. )

[This message edited by Cally60 at 7:37 PM, July 22nd (Tuesday)]

Kajem posted 7/22/2014 22:58 PM


I wonder when they'll get a clue?

Don't forget to document this latest event.


simplydevastated posted 7/23/2014 08:41 AM

I'm sorry you're going through all of this. It's not right.

Sad in AZ posted 7/23/2014 13:15 PM

I don't know what to make of this news. We desperately need a new scanner for our requisitions. Now, the vice president of the entire division is coming tomorrow to deliver and install it. He's the VP of the Northeast division. WTF.

I hope I'm making a mountain out of a molehill. Maybe he's on his way to a vacation destination and we're on the way...right...

Pentup posted 7/23/2014 13:43 PM

Hoping it goes your way. I would have my resume polished up just in case.

yewtree posted 7/23/2014 21:02 PM

Sad, I don't like this. Did you ever get the opportunity to talk to someone in HR about the initial experience?
I'm sorry but it sounds like you are being set up.

itainteasy posted 7/24/2014 07:32 AM

Good luck today.

It does sounds like you're being set up.

My stomach bottomed out reading that the VP is coming to "install a scanner". Yeah...that's something the IT dept does.

Sad in AZ posted 7/24/2014 08:48 AM

I have all of my backup information. I have statements from both my manager and the HR department that they've been trying to get rid of this team lead for years (what is so difficult??), I've been doing my job plus all the other empty positions (including the team leads because she's been on administrative leave since Monday). I don't know what else I can do.

One piece of good news is that my data entry person came back from medical leave yesterday. This woman is amazing. She's close to 70, had MAJOR surjery (opened from her abdomen to her knees) and is back at work after 7 weeks--she was bored So last night I was able to help out in the lab. One of my staff commented about how calm it was without all of the negative energy (she didn't mention the team lead by name.) We kicked ass and got most of the work done, even though we were short-handed.

I get results; we'll see if it's enough.

Crescita posted 7/24/2014 09:21 AM

Although they are handling it poorly, it sounds more like they are building a case against the lead. Generally being placed on leave is bad, isn't it?

norabird posted 7/24/2014 09:42 AM

I am so annoyed and angry about all this! The one person who is getting everything done being persecuted by the one person poisoning the atmosphere...

Sending you mojo.

Sad in AZ posted 7/24/2014 10:13 AM

Cresc, she was placed on leave because she was so 'distraught'. Yes, distraught that she wasn't getting her own way, which includes getting me fired.

In fact, the head of HR said they should have placed her on admin leave right after the confrontation that my manager orchestrated, so they are giving her a pass on the two nonconsecutive days she called in sick--which were not immediately after the confrontation--so that negates the attendance disciplinary action

They are so afraid of being sued, even if there is no case.

nowiknow23 posted 7/24/2014 10:15 AM

((((SAZ)))) Sending you good mojo for today.

GabyBaby posted 7/24/2014 10:21 AM

Meanwhile there are tons of unemployed people who would happily take her place and do the job well.

((( Sazzy )))

yewtree posted 7/24/2014 20:40 PM

Well, any news? Fingers crossed!

persevere posted 7/24/2014 22:52 PM

I've been thinking about you SAZ - how did it go?

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