So, DC has found itself in a controversy thanks to the situation with Eddie Berganza and the controversy flaring up in the wake of Shelly Bond being let go.

What does this board think?

Views: 894

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Captain Comics said:

CK said: "I don't have absolute faith in either the fairness nor the impartiality of human resources departments. HR is a tool of upper management, and can only be as good as upper management allows."

Man, is that ever the truth. Every HR dept. I've ever been worked with was absolutely there to protect management and enforce its will. In my last job at the newspaper, we even had to do all the personnel stuff ourselves (attend to our own insurance, fill out our own timesheets, etc.), so what did HR do? What I said above: Protect management, and enforce their will. No dealings with HR were ever in service to the employee.

Heads up to all my fellow Legionnaires: If you've got an HR department that appears solicitous and helpful, keep your guard up.

 

To illustrate the point, here's something from today's Washington Post"They were sexually harassed at work. They reported it. Here’s what...

Take note of this comment: 

Genece, assembly line worker: The day after I wrote the report about him rubbing my shoulders, someone from HR told me: “Everything’s taken care of. He’s going to stop.” A week later, they let him go. Right after that, they let me go, too. They said my position had been eliminated. My husband still works at the factory, so I know that’s not true.

and this one:

Shannon, sales representative: I wrote a seven-page document for HR about the hostile work environment. Within a month, I was put on a plan to “improve my performance,” and my commission was taken away.

Another heads up: When HR puts you on a "performance improvement plan," your job is over; it's about concocting the paper trail to cover their tracks. 

Yes, as I assume most women know, but most men have to learn, if you report abuse, you're labeled (formally or informally) a troublemaker or malcontent and your days are numbered.

That's one answer to the oft-asked question (by men), "Why didn't you report it at the time?"

"Why didn't you report it at the time?"  

I don't get, and never have, why not reporting at the time, somehow discredits or disqualifies the veracity of an allegation. We know there are several reasons why people don't report at the time; how does not reporting at the time make things untrue? 

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

Captain Comics replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics Guide: Oct. 3-10, 2022
"I've seen 'em both, but I really only remember Damn Yankees. I saw Bedazzled on TV when I…"
1 hour ago
Richard Willis replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics Guide: Oct. 3-10, 2022
"SAGA VOL. 10 TP I read the first trade and liked it. But I've become a collection snob and…"
1 hour ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 754 Super-Heroines
"Added Retro Girl and the Phantom."
2 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 754 Super-Heroines
"Added the Valkyrie and the Sky Witch from Top:The Forty-Niners. It just occurred to me…"
2 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to Captain Comics's discussion Comics Guide: Oct. 3-10, 2022
"Hahahahahaha! *wipes away tears* Thanks, Bob, I needed that."
2 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"Retro Girl. (Sorry for all the individual posts. Thinking, thinking, thinking!)"
2 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"Cool. I will add her."
2 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"The Phantom (Julie Walker)."
2 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"Sorry again, she's at number 420 on the list."
2 hours ago
The Baron replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"Sorry, she's currently number 667 on the list."
2 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"Miraclewoman."
2 hours ago
Captain Comics replied to The Baron's discussion The List of 752 Super-Heroines
"Here's another: Naomi."
2 hours ago

© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service