Company continues to treat me with disrespect. What do I do?
Q) Im looking for answers to my problem. Im currently working for a company that continues to treat me with disrespect and am being harassed I have been with this company two years and this is an almost daily occurrence Im a hard worker and don’t cause any Problems my Co workers like the way I work and say Im a hard worker.but my supervisor says differently to the owner and constantly puts me down today Tuesday may 6th I was cussed out by my supervisor and this is an almost daily deal in front of employees and other businesses and pedestrians I was told I was a (stupid ignorant son of a b) in front of employees for no apparent reason. I can’t take it anymore to be in this kind of work environment but the only reason I havnt quit because I have alot of bills that have to be paid.Im unable to make it to any job interviews because they want a doctors note or a medical excuse for any absences I work 6am to 5pm Monday thru Friday and can’t make the time to go out and find another job while working at this company I was hoping you could give me some advice on what to do
and how to handle the situation i have already talked to the owner about it once before about another supervisor that is doing the same thing when I was on his crew as well and he went and told the supervisor what I said and I was then called a name as well
A) If you are being harasses and bullied at work you need to take action:
- Tell the person who is harassing you to stop.
- If the harassment continues make a record of each harassment including date, what was said by who and witnesses.
- Report the harassment to your manager
- Always keep calm and do not retaliate
- Set up a meeting with supervise and person harassing you. Share the record of your harassment and ask that it stops.
- If harassment continues take complaint to higher management.
- If Harassment Continues report to your state department of Labor or get legal counsel.
You’re in a no win situation. The same thing happened to me when I was working in management at a bank. I contacted HR and asked them to help, as I felt I was working in a hostile work environment, and asked what I needed to do. I asked if I should tape record how they were speaking to me, and HR said absolutely not, it’s illegal, and with that, they contacted my immediate bosses, including the higher up Regional Manager, and told them I threatened to record conversations. With that said, my life was even worse after reaching out for help. I even notified the EEOC when they made inappropriate comments about a health issues I have (MS) and told me my sickness will always hold me back. Which is completely illegal, but their attorneys fought it and the report I submitted was dismissed, since it was their word against mine. After 6 years of complete misery,(staying due to bills, food, etc) I finally gave them the long awaited middle finger and walked out. I didn’t have a job to go to, and no plans, but I knew for once I was taking up for my self. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, but well worth it! This world is made to accommodate big companies, and crap on the small people who work the hardest. You need to go online at night and find another job ASAP as it will NEVER get better, trust me, been there done that, and it broke me down as a person. I’m now at a great company, and my health is better and I’m living a happy stress free life. God will lead you in the right direction, but you have to take up for yourself. Go on LinkedIn, go to monster.com, do whatever you have to, but you need to get out of there ASAP.