Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sad day...

It's awfully hard to be loyal to a company when they treat their employees so crappy. And, as a parent, no matter how old I get or how old my children get, I can't help but be in pain when one of them is hurting - no matter what the cause of the pain.

My daughter was scheduled to be on PTO today and has had it scheduled for over a week. The "big boss" for her department sent a message that she was going to be in town this week and wanted to meet with everyone in one-on-one meetings. She also sent out an invitation for the whole department to go out to dinner tonight, so Amy was going to drive into town (45 miles away) to go to dinner with the group.

Yesterday afternoon, she was "invited" to her one-on-one - in person - meeting scheduled for 7:30 AM this morning!!! That meant that she would have to leave home at 6:30 this morning. We both were afraid it was going to be bad news and decided that it was one of two things...

One, they weren't going to give her the promotion they've danced around for months (before she even went on maternity leave and she's been back for two months). The director (or whatever his title is) that is over the big boss had told her that he wouldn't let her go on maternity leave without an answer. She's emailed him since she's been back and her immediate supervisor has also emailed him but neither got an answer one way or the other. We figured that they weren't going to give her the promotion but thought they'd at least give her an answer.

Two, they were calling her in to "eliminate" her position so they wouldn't have to even address the promotion issue. They've been known to blind-side people before in situations like this. The last person in her department to get laid off got the same treatment - called her in and said her position had been eliminated. Just like that - no offer to move her to another position or anything and she'd been with the company for about 10 years.

We have a winner... Number TWO!

Is that just the crappiest thing? I feel so badly for her. She's very smart, organized, a go-getter, and a very dedicated employee - and, she had a glowing mid-term review last week. It's just a matter of "what the hell!" going on. In fact, one of the managers of another department actually asked what the hell they were thinking. Of course, that won't change the situation, but it did make Amy feel good to hear that.

Someone out there will snatch her up and her group's loss will be the other group's gain.

4 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I am so sorry your daughter had to get news like that. It is so hard to watch your child get hurt, isn't it? You are right, though, it is the company's loss. It is happening too much lately, making it very hard to be loyal to your employer.

Lois said...

Business can be so heartless. I've seen some horrible things in the year I've been working full time, and wonder how some people can sleep at night...

Rae said...

That is sad. Companies could care less anymore. There is no loyalty to dedicated workers.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Poor girl. That's a crappy way to treat people. I hope this lands her someplace that is much better.