Is corporate leadership an oxymoron?

January 19, 2012 6:30pm CST
Sorry Mylotters my employer got me going on this one. Not the first time either I'm afraid. A major problem happen on my paycheck which I immediately followed up on with our human resources department. Turns out I failed to fill out some paperwork last month that was my responsibility. A memo at that time was circulated amoung the leadership at work explaining that this was no longer their responsibility but that of the individual employees. This memo was never sent to the employees. The only reason that I know about that memo is because to defend their actions they gave me a copy of it after the damage was done. Now the government is holding an extra hundred dollars of my income until I get my income tax return in 2013. Thankfully I managed to get some action on this so that my second check of the year wasn't affected. Hopefully we can pay all the bills.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
30 Jan 12
Many of present day corporates' management level employees could hardly do their job effectively, they pretty much place their own personal interests above all else, let alone will place full consideration on the well being of a blue collar employee or low level employee at heart. They always can come out with dozen of excuses after they make some blunders and mistake in their action, it is not uncommon in today corporate world we are in, iti no doubt your HR department is unable to do their job effectively and competently, but only good at shifting blame.
• Canada
31 Jan 12
That pretty much says it. Seems to be a plague with call centres especially. I imagine the ones outsourced to countries outside of North America are even worse. I will give them some credit though this week they actually managed to get my hours worked correct without me having to get a supervisor to correct it. That's the first time in about a month and a half.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 12
Usually when any memo for staff is issued, it will be signed to acknowledge by the staff who read it. That is the way to make sure all the staff that were affected had been informed. If you were not made known of the new ruling, it is the fault of you HR department but I guess it is pointless to make any complains to them if your HR department has not been performing their duties professionally.
• Canada
20 Jan 12
I just find it astonishing that no one in the chain of command thought to pass this information on to the people who were now going to be responsible for it. Giving me a copy of the memo after the fact is just plain stupid. It isn't like I was absent the day it came out and I somehow missed it. I'll get over it. It's just that they keep doing things like this. Gives the impression that management is asleep at the wheel.
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