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to have left a really stroppy note on my boss's desk?

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StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:14:52

I work in a place thsa has a massively frustrating culture of 'put up and shut up' and 'we do it that way because we always have'.

It generally pisses me off.

However something seemingly insignificant has broken my last straw.

Something that was not ok for clients (and putting it right cost hundreds) has been dermed acceptable to do to staff.

I am so cross that we matter so little.

So I left a note. Boss will be displeased because I have dared question the decision.

I am seething.

mrsconfuseddotcom Sun 14-Oct-12 16:17:34

Good luck.


StuntGirl Sun 14-Oct-12 16:20:03

Oof, I don't think that will end well.

I'm sorry your work is so horrible. Is there any chance of you changing jobs?

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:20:11

I don't think theyd be able to ditch me. Because of the 'thing' being unnacceptable for the clients.

The actusl 'thing' doesn't matter and is a bit pointless. But I'm tired of being treated like shit.

CailinDana Sun 14-Oct-12 16:20:55

Leaving things in writing is such a bad idea. What was the tone of the note?

Something like ringing you at the weekend?

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:21:54

Am actually changing departments in 3 weeks.

Is it so bad to question things? And to ask why something is ok for staff but not for clients? Why should we not matter?

CailinDana Sun 14-Oct-12 16:22:48

It's all about politics innit. You have to be sensible when tackling things like this, and leaving a pissy note isn't sensible.

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:22:56

Tone of note wasn't massively stroppy. Just questioned the decision and offered an alternative.

CailinDana Sun 14-Oct-12 16:23:18

How will it be received?

I can't imagine what happens to clients that also happens to staff...struggling with that tbh. I suppose it depends what industry you work in. Is it something to do with hotel stays?

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:23:48


Maybe ring and get colleague to shred the note.

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:24:23

Its an infection control thing in healthcare.

StuntGirl Sun 14-Oct-12 16:24:32

It's not bad to question things but notes generally come across as petty and not serious. If you really wanted to discuss it or bring it up ig might have been better to ask for a meeting with management.

Is your new department any better for this kind of culture do you know?

ah i see - in that case I can see your frustration. So it's OK for them not to wash their hands after they've visited the toilet (or whatever wink) but staff are policed on this? Because it's so important for infection control. well either it is or it isn't.

StuntGirl Sun 14-Oct-12 16:26:03

Infection control I would definitely demand a meeting, and if they didn't oblige I'd be informing whichever regulatory or official body I could to get a result!

StillIRise Sun 14-Oct-12 16:26:10

OK. Will get note shredded.

Still bloody cross though.

BadLad Sun 14-Oct-12 16:32:45

If you think you have a point, then find out what the grievance procedure is and make your complaint through it.

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