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atmywitsend13 Fri 17-Jan-14 12:42:16

after an argument at work (rude boss swore at me - now no longer working for him - but still take care of his team - mid year feedback went out - all my feedback was incredibly bad - some good points - but mostly bad especially from him)

I am now on a performance plan for four weeks - they say it's informal - and then in a months time if they are still unhappy with me - it will then go 'formal'

I have not had any meetings - HR isn't involved - I am now a week in and it's not been signed off - even though I have sent it over to the manager and director.

Are performance plans my employers way of lining the paper trail for my swift gut feeling - is look for a new job - which I am doing

I also cannot stress enough how much work I am doing and doing it to the best of my ability - my feedback in August was excellent - I was given a promotion and a bonus and a raise!

This one upset with the boss has shook the boat massively.

What can I do?

Can someone please help.

JeanSeberg Fri 17-Jan-14 19:05:08

Raise a grievance.

MoreBeta Fri 17-Jan-14 19:09:09

You are being set up to fail.

Document everything that is said to you. Keep every single email you send and are sent. Do not send private emails at work. Do not make private phone calls at work. Do not be late to work. Document when you do arrive and leave. Make sure you send an email immediately you arrive at work to prove you were there and one just before you leave to prove you were still there.

Raise a grievance. Look for a new job.

atmywitsend13 Mon 20-Jan-14 13:39:09

I need to get something down on email. but unsure of what to write - I want them to agree via email that it was there idea and from the mid year feedback I got from my team. I want them to know I don't agree with being on such a plan and feel like I am being set up. How do I go about this?

In this company - you stick up for yourself and your cards are marked.

HelloBoys Fri 24-Jan-14 16:34:14

how long have you been there?

maybe try to get them to pay you off re compromise agreement.

did you have a witness to the boss swearing as depending on your employment manual this could be gross misconduct on his part.

performance plans are awful had one in last perm job before this one - my main boss was lovely (her colleagues my fellow PAs were absolute bitches and bitched and gossiped about everyone including me) but I had a bad review and then a plan. I ran and left. I think they were expecting me to stay at least my main boss did. My main boss (out of frustration?) then mentioned something like "you don't want to be fired like XXX was do you?" in a threatening way. I mentioned this to HR and they said if you fight us we'll win. I almost wish I'd got a Compromise Agreement but had been there 14 months, this was about 5 years ago.

sometimes it is better to cut your losses.

atmywitsend13 Fri 24-Jan-14 17:16:40

I've been here for two years 20th feb. Today I was taken into a room and told how to take phone messages for 35 minutes.

This morning I was taken into a room for 15 minutes and was told it had been noticed my team isn't giving me any work. So what am I doing. I listed all the things I have been doing and can back it up with emails.

They are slowly chipping away at me and I am a wreck. Crying in the loos again.

I think it's time to get HR involved as my manager isn't great.

I seriously don't know what to do. I can't hand in my notice as I have a mortgage to pay. I am a wreck. X can someone please help x

EBearhug Fri 24-Jan-14 23:06:55

Definitely hang on for the two year anniversary. And go to HR soon - from what you say, there chances are things are going to go more formal soon anyway, so I'd want to get in first.

Before you go to HR, it's worth doing a bit of preparation, so you can get the most of your time with them, and will probably help you focus and feel a bit calmer. You've already got a timeline of things which have happened - basically what you've said in this thread, but with more detail and dates.

Think about each event - how was it handled by you, by others? Just make sure it's all clear in your mind. The main thing HR is likely to want to know, besides the general background to the events, is going to be, "what has been done so far to try and resolve this situation?" The other thing you need to think about is, what do you want to achieve from this? If it doesn't turn out the way you hope, have you thought about what you will do then?

Good luck - and take care of yourself. Do something nice over the weekend, something to make you feel good.

HelloBoys Sat 25-Jan-14 00:01:46

Yes hang in there until 2 year anniversary.

To help you cope meantime get counselling (you can get cheap rates through charities).

It may well suit you to see an employment lawyer too just for your options

HelloBoys Sat 25-Jan-14 00:02:57

I think they (or your boss) want you out.

atmywitsend13 Mon 27-Jan-14 15:06:50

I think so too. I have said all along this was just there audit trail of paperwork to make it look like I was an under achiever.

Friday I was told I needed to go around to all of my team and ask for work. today I see also in my boss's calendar everyone has their objective meetings but me.

Maybe I am just paranoid!

What do you think??

HelloBoys Mon 27-Jan-14 15:45:55

No you are not paranoid.

You either go down the HR route of fighting this - which they will make very hard and stressful for you. If you want more crying in the toilets (yes I've done that) then good for you but generally I'd advise against it. It is not worth your mental or physical well-being to make yourself sick over it.

OR just speak to them/HR say please can I have a compromise agreement (as I should have done) and line up a new job and get out of there.

I would also - well carry on going round to your team asking for work, ignore the objective meetings (maybe you could ask where is yours though) but keep your nose clean until your 2 year period.

So in other words hold on tight until your 2 year period. Then they will find it bloody hard to sack you. good luck and PM me if necessary. I work for a solicitors we do do employment law but most cities will give you 30 mins to 1 hour free advice which I took about 8 years ago and it was VERY GOOD.

Leverette Mon 27-Jan-14 19:07:10

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