Originally Posted by dragon8
I woud contact HR and explain the situation but becareful not to say he falsified records as you have no actual proof he did. The sales number could've been a complete accident/slipped his mind (I'm sure it wasn't).
Usually, when the written warning is defective it is viod.
It wasn't, he is a sneaky fuck. And it's not just my opinion / experience. He also whited-out a passage stating that I mentioned that I was running late via text message to several people in my area, including him (as per his instructions via email).
Originally Posted by JayJay
Keep a journal. Record every interaction you have with him along with your work activities for each day, time of arrival/departure, and sales volume, etc. Good luck, seriously.
I have been. Thanks.
Originally Posted by globetrotter
if it comes to it, pm me, I have a pretty good labor lawyer in ny.
Hopefully it won't come to that, but thanks.
Originally Posted by Risque
+1 on the journal. If it comes to it, the more proactive you are when compiling your own records, the better.
If he makes any comments again, I would slip in a reference to the fact you are keeping your own records, "just in case a similar accident happens again". Good luck.
I already have, he didn't like that.
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Contact a local unemployment lawyer. PM me if you need a referral.
Like, I mentioned to globe, hopefully not, but thanks.
Originally Posted by Rambo
Contact the EEOC department in NY. Also, since you know he's out for you anyway, what's the harm in running this up the chain to the big bosses over his head? Its not like you've got retribution to fear.
Originally Posted by Matt
well he is right about that Jon. You are unhappy with the job, and are very vocal about that here. Maybe he is just perceptive, and made an honest mistake on the document.
fact 1. bosses do tend to notice when someone is asleep on the job/demotivated/wishing they were elsewhere, and if he has walked in to a team full of people like that, you can't blame him for a restructure that he believes will yield better sales. It would be remiss of him to NOT make those changes, would it not?
fact 2. people do make mistakes, and when you pointed it out, by the sound, he said 'jesus, youre right, lets fix that, however the principle stands with or without the number, you did piss in that customer's shoes' - which is the correct thing to do.
1) Yeah... the only people that have been let go from my floor have all been his people and all of them have been replaced with people that he has worked with... do the math.
2) Matt, I don't know why you always assume that I am in the wrong
. He argued with me that the SPH was correct, and that even wrote that mine was the 2nd lowest on the selling floor, which means he had to compare and contrast my sales to the rest of the floor, which means it was not a sentence written in passing. It wasn't until I pressed him to prove the number to me, that he gave me a snapshop of my 'goals' which stated the correct number.
I told him the number on warning was erroneous and he stated, without looking at the goals-paper that the low number was correct. I then pointed out that it was incorrect by not dropping the issue, and when he finally looked he panicked and started correcting it. Trust me, he was trying to get away with it.
Originally Posted by AR_Six
The guy works retail sales. His termination from such employ is hardly worth his money spent on a lawyer, or any lawyer's time. It's not economical.
Agreed on the journal. I would contact HR once you have a certain amount diarized, ie once you're comfortable that you can show him to be "in the wrong". In the meantime ensure that everything is done in a self-serving way so that you, in the end, are clearly the guy wearing the white hat and that that is on record. For a start, don't show up late to work.
People noting he has "no proof", you realize that white out scratches off a report really, really easily, right?
This kind of fast and loose management is extremely common, though more in restaurants than retail as chain stores tend to have pretty clear and consistent idiot-proof policies.
You would think so, but they don't. Plus, you can read through the white out.
Originally Posted by Rambo
This won't end up anywhere near a courtroom.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
I'm constantly amazed at the number of idiots that apparently become managers and the number of apparently valuable employees that get railroaded.
Which has nothing to do with my original post.