reply to post by Snarf
Very good advice you know what you're talking about.
Do any of you realize how expensive a good lawyer is much less trying to find one that is will to go up against a corporation?
The time involved, the corporate lawyers like playing a wait it out game, if your older they will consult the mortality tables (I work in the
And last, because of corporate espionage now days policies have become more strict.
Many companies do not allow, laptops, ebooks, cameras, recorders, any type of electronic devices not sanctioned by and used specifically for "the
Our company manual states this very directly.
Going to human resources, at my company that is a joke, the human resouce manager will ask you if you have tried to work this out with your boss?
Each company is different, so I can only give you one experience - but at our company all the managers and HR have a united front. Them against us
and the pions are the us.
In my line of work, I deal with HR Managers and they tend to be the worse of the worse, the lizards that would sell anyone to maintain their almight
dollar coming in and not losing their position.
The workplace has become a real cruel battlefield.
WD doesn't sound like much of a job, but it's a job in a country where jobs are being outsourced by the minute.
If you want to keep this job, shut up, do what your told, bid your time, look around for something better (I make close to 49,000 a year and am still
treated like %hit). Go to ATS on your own time at home.
I also would suggest to watch what books you bring to work to read on your lunch hours. I have some books on UFO's and Conspiracies I would never
dream of bringing to work, because people are nosy and will keep track of what you are reading. Giving away too much information about yourself is
stupid and risky. Times are changing, guard your privacy and don't give out too much information on yourself.
As you get older you will see this is good advice.
When I was young I was a in your face love me or leave me, now I've come to realize in the work world, unless you own your own company, it is
important to maintain a certain business facade in order to survive.
Again, I would strongly suggest, trust non of your coworkers, do not let them know your private business, they can and will use it against you if
times and situations get worse. If you need a friend, buy a dog, they won't snitch on you ever.
I know I speak from experience.
Think of going to work like in the movie, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" where the guy and girl are about ready to walk out on the busy street and
he tells her, "now don't show any emotion - just look straight ahead and remain calm no matter what".............that's how it is now in the
business world, act like just another pod person and you will do find.
Your boss is a pod person, dumbed down and will never wake up from the Matrix, accept that and that while you are working at WD one of your jobs is to
Good luck, your boss sounds as phitty as my boss.
[edit on 20-3-2010 by ofhumandescent]