Originally Posted by HitMan009
For anyone that works in corporate america, there is always a year end review of the past year's performance. Typically, it is your immediate manager and his manager giving you a review. I find this is one-sided. How would one progress a complaint towards a higher up then one is of the rank and file? I did an extensive google search on this subject and found the odds are stacked against the rank and file. Typically the result is this: Since it considered a breakdown and trust of communication, the rank and file person is always the one to be let go. Obviously if this involved blatant harassment on the part of the higher up, it would be different story but when the problem is that the higher up is incompetent, lacks management skills/people skills, has blantant favortism, a micromanager, is stubborn like an ox, and/or puts down his staff, what is the recourse for someone that is a rank and file to do?
I am looking for the best way to deal with this and not just the simple, Get and up and leave attitude.
ok, first issue is that yeah, you are pretty much fucked.
if you are in corporate america, a publicly traded corporation, it is basically about how much money your boss makes for the corporation and how happy he makes his boss and his bosses boss.
I am pretty tough on my reports. one of them once tried to get me fired. he prepared a large file with copies of all the emails that I had written him that he felt were abusive, then he came for a meeting with my CEO. I produce well, and most of my "abusive" emails were along the lines of "you have been promising to do X for 90 days, now do it or you are in trouble!".
anyway, he got fired.
if he had been able to present a case that my CEO could identify with, that I wasn't productive, that I was doing something illigal or immoral, if I was exposing the company to lawsuits, then maybe it would work. as is, your issues are not about his ability to produce, but that he is an A-hole. now, if he isn't a good manager then he isn't doing his job, and that is an argument.
has anybody else complained about the boss? if he has a record of several people complaining about him, or quiting, that is some leverage.
another alternative is to ask to be transfered to another department.