Work Place Ethics
by, 10-21-2010 at 02:36 PM (337 Views)
Things have changed since I first started working. I remembered when you were hired that you trained and sometimes you would gain a mentor on the job. Today, I see less mentors as people don't want to help or team build. Whatever, happened to you are only as strong as your weakest link? Managers are becoming just mere titles and doing less work or "managing" for that matter. If there is a problem managers have look quickly to place blame on others than lead themselves. These same "managers" are quick to judge their immediate supervisors as weak leaders. What they don't realize is they themselves reflect their superior.
Today, I encountered issues at work where no one wanted to listen when I cautioned of issues. I said for an hour there is a problem coming down we need it fixed. So the first manager I told of the issue comes back and yells at me for letting at problem occur that was beyond my control. He sat on it for an hour. I tried everything in my power to stop it but I am also not allowed to leave my post at that point. Well the client we upset wants a refund. I get reprimanded for not stopping the problem. I then brought up an issue during a break and went by the office and said I need your help I can't get this issue can you get me help. He yells what do you want me to do? Tell the engineer for me please. He says you do it it's not my job. " Ummm yes It is."
When I work there is no such thing when I am on the clock as "Not My Job" If I have time I believe if it impacts my company I work for and I am able it is Indeed my job.
I do a lot of charity work and you know a Thank You will help make things go better. The same goes at work a Thank You can make a difference in the work place as well.
I just think we have become insecure and self-absorbed. The same goes for relationship team-work seems thrown out the door!