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To think that the leader of a large organisation shouldn't do this?

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OurDearLeader Wed 01-Jul-15 19:53:41

Name changed for this for obvious reasons.

I work for a large organisation. The head of this large organisation regularly sends out emails on the big political issues of the day, giving his own musings and opinions on them which are very, very partisan. He's basically trying to tell his staff what they should think about these issues.

There is no debate or right of reply. Just 'This is what I think, and this is why I am right'. Honestly, it's like he thinks he's Mao Zedong or something, our dear leader enlightening his poor ignorant huddled masses of staff.

I've never, ever before worked for an organisation where senior management thought it was acceptable to regularly lecture their staff on political issues, particularly when their link to the institution in question is either extremely tenuous or non-existent.

AIBU to think that senior management should keep their noses out of their staffs' political beliefs and not try and push their agenda onto people who are just doing their jobs?

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 01-Jul-15 19:57:25

I need examples. grin Cut and paste.

Wideopenspace Wed 01-Jul-15 20:00:10

Maybe he thinks you will all be terribly, terribly grateful for his pearls of wisdom. He's probs ever so much cleverer and betterer than you, OP, what with being a highly paid man and everything.

Frankly, I think your attitude stinks and you should be more grateful. Maybe go in tomorrow and offer to suck his cock, as a way of making amends?<helpful>

PHANTOMnamechanger Wed 01-Jul-15 20:00:13

YANBU thats outrageus!

Themoonornot Wed 01-Jul-15 20:05:05

Ooh I'm intrigued because I used to work somewhere where this happens... Does he write a blog??

annandale Wed 01-Jul-15 20:13:41

What's their opinion on Britain's stubbornly low productivity figures?

Someone find that poor person something to do...

woowoo22 Wed 01-Jul-15 20:21:24

What issues does he talk about?

OurDearLeader Wed 01-Jul-15 20:22:00

He has a sort of blog. A page on the organisations web page with a collection of his witterings.

But he has such an agenda and he is soooooo selective. He has completely ignored what happened in Tunisia and Kuwait and the organisation has stayed resolutely silent on the minutes silence on Friday.

Yet he was banging on today about why the EU should bail out Greece giving ominous warnings about them turning into a dictatorship and another world war starting.

If he even acknowledged alternative views existed it would be nice but he doesn't. The one about the IMF was just scaremongering.

GinUpGirl Wed 01-Jul-15 20:24:05

My MD does this too. Though we work for a political organisation and the clients do actually pay him for this wisdom.

Greenrememberedhills Wed 01-Jul-15 20:26:50

I agree with you OP. You are NBU.

WOS, you're very funny!

OurDearLeader Wed 01-Jul-15 20:37:07

I suppose if you work for an overtly political organisation it's acceptable. Because that's directly relevant and it's updating you on your workplaces aims and work.

But this isn't an overtly political place.

And anyway he's just such a pompous windbag! And so out of touch. He has a very bad recording of paying his lowest paid staff good and fair wages whilst paying himself an awful lot of money. Yet he loftily dismisses other people as 'living in Ivory Towers'.

Honestly, every time I see his name in my inbox I want to strangle myself with my lanyard.

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