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Manager refusing to acknowledge work-related stress

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warpandweft Wed 25-Oct-17 10:32:27

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2014newme Wed 25-Oct-17 10:34:21

Do you have a HR department?

warpandweft Wed 25-Oct-17 10:37:45

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2014newme Wed 25-Oct-17 10:38:30

Have you spoken to them

warpandweft Wed 25-Oct-17 10:43:24

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2014newme Wed 25-Oct-17 10:43:55

Carry in doing nothing then. Good luck.

Theducksarenotmyfriends Wed 25-Oct-17 10:47:04

You have to talk to hr. What do you mean senior managers think there's no point?? They've no right to suggest you don't take concerns to hr.

warpandweft Wed 25-Oct-17 10:47:07

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daisychain01 Wed 25-Oct-17 13:10:28

Have you tried giving your line manager a log of everything you are doing incl the time you need to complete all tasks, and also highlight the deadlines you have met against each task.

I don’t actually know why HR should be involved at the moment, at least unless you feel you have exhausted all the alternatives with line management. HR may just throw it back at you “ have you spoken to your line manager about your stress?” as they won’t have real visibility of the day to day issues you are facing. They could intervene on your behalf to get LM to take you more seriously, but I would try to do some self help first.

AppleKatie Wed 25-Oct-17 13:14:03

If you are suffering physical and mental symptoms that are negatively impacting your life please see your GP.

elfinpre Wed 25-Oct-17 13:16:02

Get signed off and look for another job. They don't deserve you, OP.

warpandweft Wed 25-Oct-17 13:36:32

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2014newme Wed 25-Oct-17 14:40:48

But you won't go to HR or submit a grievance or get signed off. Your other option is to get another job in a different company

daisychain01 Wed 25-Oct-17 21:07:07

When I pointed this out the response was that it was "too detailed to be useful"

I have to empathise with your frustration. I had exactly the same thing with a previous manager who criticised the plan I was using successfully to manage our deliverables. So if the plan was no good, how come everything was being delivered on time?!

If a manager undermines their direct report so badly, that criticism becomes normalised and they never try to see things from any other pov than their own, it’s time to look for another job.

I’m now in a job where my LM is 100% supportive and wouldn’t dream of picking holes in what I do. It makes a huge difference!

LondonMum8 Thu 26-Oct-17 07:48:58

Sounds like you are aubject to management bullying - they probably want you out for whatever reason, e.g. line manager is useless and feels threatened. Organisations tend to be very poor at dealing with those kind of issues. You have already spoken to senior management with no effect. By contacting HR you will start an open war which could end up in the tribunal. Is there a possibility of sex discrimination? Ar any rate, just look for another job if you are not happy.

warpandweft Thu 26-Oct-17 09:18:39

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