Posted by Dinah on June 10, 2003, at 21:03:59
In reply to Just tired of it (work stuff), posted by noa on June 10, 2003, at 20:13:15
> But it also angers me and saddens me. But it is just not worth it. I don't want to do this stupid dance/game playing.
I don't blame you one bit. They seem to be going about this in such a circuitous way. If they want to be able to call you to check that you really are sick, they should say so. I have this odd suspicion that that is the real reason they don't want to leave a message and have you get back to them. Maybe they think you'll call them back from the beach or something. If they don't think your illness was critical, they should have asked for a certification from your doctor.
It really does seem like a variation on the same theme they were playing with your co-worker. They suspected that she wasn't a team player, while your impression was that she was definitely a team player. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of trust of management towards the people they supervise, and it sounds as if there is an us vs. them mentality that is very counterproductive. Sounds like your officeplace could use some family therapy. :(
Is there an anonymous suggestion system somewhere where you could suggest some corporate consultant/teambuilders come in and work out the unfortunate dynamics? Because sad to say, unless something changes in the management level, you will probably have to play those games if you work there.