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Bullied By Unnecessary Procedures
I work in a very a large organization. Over the past five years a huge number a new work procedures have been introduced, most of which have been poorly conceived and actually add no real value to the work we do. Most of them are completely meaningless.
We are now being collectively bullied by measurement of our performance against those procedures. We are being blamed and severely bullied by the organization if we do not come up to the mark: no payrises, no promotions, no bonuses, no nothing. Our immediate line managers have now all been trained to treat the new rules as a religion, gospel.
Five years ago and before I used to have glowing annual performance reports. Not any more. This past five years have been a nightmare. I would move to another job if I wasn't past that age where potential employers refuse to look at you, no matter how good you are. I am stuck with my present job until I retire.
As part of the "new" procedures, every week my boss has to write a report on a job which I have done for a customer. I always get "bad" scores. Some of his statements about my work are, quite frankly, libellous. His assessments are wholly unfair; the scoring system is utterly meaningless. He nitpicks everything. I feel I am working in Purgatory, with no room in Heaven. It is so demoralizing this new process. Actually my customers are generally happy with what I do and say to them. These reports get filed.
The consequence of the new procedures is I cannot build up a proper, good and trusting relationship with my boss: there's no mutual respect. He believes in the new religion and I don't.
If I didn't have a mortgage to pay, and pension to save for, and a marriage to save I would have left this organization a long, long time ago. Actually I feel they want rid of us as we in the old economies cost the firm a lot more than the cheap labour in the new economies.