posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 11:52 AM
a reply to: WeRpeons
The worker on the floor knows more about how to improve their product and operations than most managers. They deal with it on a daily basis.
They hear and see what managers don't see, yet most managers and CEO's wouldn't dare asking their peon workers feedback or implement their
Ain't THAT the truth!!
Especially those companies that have "open door policies" - any worker can talk to any manager at any time.
Yeah. I got burned by that. Working as a supervisor for a staff of 75, and I saw exploitation and health issues - reported them to my "boss" -
then I got written up and systematically shut out of any say in ANYTHING -
afterward, I found an entire fat file folder of emails I'd sent to my manager (not the "Boss", who was the department executive) - which manager
had at one time told me "Don't email me with problems!" - with her hand-written responses (never given to me, just catalogued)....that folder she
had left ON HER DESK - I accidentally discovered it while looking for something the staff needed when she was NOT THERE.
That was my job - to pass problems on the floor up to management....
I told her I needed to email things because then I KNEW that I had let her know, and usually she was NOT in her office (definitely not during the
first 3 hours of my work-day, at a company that runs 24/7/365), and that being a visual person, once I write something down I have a paper path/proof
that I DID notify management (which was my responsibility)...
Ugh. Anyway, I realized that their "open door policy" was a scam, when in reality I was being "documented" in order to "discipline" and
eventually let me go - so I quit.
Open door policy? No. Rat-on-yourself policy. They don't want to hear it.
My staff loved me, by the way. THEY were the ones who cried on my last day...who made me a cake. NOT the bosses.