posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 04:46 PM
Originally posted by caitlinfae
reply to post by HelenConway
I can totally relate to the bullying in "management"....I'm convinced it has something to do with new recruitment procedures and ideology that I
started to see emerge about 12 years ago in a big way, which all seems to be concerned with personality types (psychopathy?) and willingness to engage
in almost a hive mentality in the workplace. It's creepy and well hidden and in a way almost Disney-esque. They will dress up their corporate agendas
in issues like customer service and compliancy training, and in truth it's really a way to weed out people who will question their methods.
Umm, you know I have been suspecting the same for around the same time as well...
I tell you why I got fired from Liverpool Victoria
I was dealing with sending out pension statements, this was not an automated process, you had to use the system to get the details of a client and
input all the data needed into Excel which would then print out the statement.
One week I got told not to process anymore statements until further notice, so I kept the ones I had left locked in my drawers to finish them after
being told to resume...
After 2 days they put a new procedure in to follow, within 20 minutes of processing something seemed weird with the figures and the rates being given
to the customers, so I thought I'd try the old procedure and new procedure with each customer and see if I could spot the problem...
The problem was obvious, Liverpool Victoria was paying out much much less than before, I told a few people about it and we were once again informed
not to process anymore until the problem had been fixed.
A week later I got fired for breaching Data Protection Act (keeping the work I got told to not process in my drawers) and for sending out wrong
statements... they said that if it hadnt been for < insert some asshole's name> who found the problems with the pensions they'd be in a lot of
They did not believe it was me that found the error (someone else took credit) and did not care it was them who told me to not process the work
Seems to me that because I found this "error" out they did what they needed to get rid of someone who can spot things like that.
One of the Liverpool Victoria 'values' is: "treat your colleagues like family" (or something very similar)... which after I got laid off prompt me
to say to my boss: "umm so your company values are to treat colleagues like family? what a bunch of f*ing hypocrites you are" and walked off.