A woman shared her tale of being made jobless and what happened when she got hired for another job.
The New Job Seemed Like A Dream Role.
Both the woman and her husband were laid off last year, which caused much financial strain, but she managed to find a job.
“When I was offered a new role, I knew it would be a step down from what I was doing but the manager and the team seemed great, and that part has not changed. However, since my manager Gary* was so busy, he basically offloaded me to another manager, Jane*.”
This Manager Was A Nightmare.
She took to micromanaging the sharer and just being generally awful to work with.
“She would ask me to work through lunch, move/cancel vacation days, call at 11 pm on weekends, and order me around on phone calls. She also made nasty comments about my weight and said I was big for my race.”
The Issues Could Fill Up Three A4 Pages.
The woman would stand her ground with Jane, which only made it worse.
“I only stayed because we needed to pay the bills. Finally, I had a mental breakdown on a Friday afternoon after she yelled at me for something trivial about scheduling a meeting without including someone from her team who I didn’t know about.”
The Other Manager Stepped In.
She vocalized her issues to Gary.
“I was dealing with a family tragedy and couldn’t take it anymore. I told Gary about the situation with Jane and he was sympathetic and not at all surprised, considering half her team quit. He immediately offered to move me to a different team under him. I was thrilled.”
Unfortunately, It Made Little Difference.
Jane still had authority over the sharer, and little changed.
“Well, it turns out going to the new team didn’t help. Jane continued to order me around from afar. When I ignored her emails, she came to my desk one day and started loudly talking about how I was not qualified for this role.”
She Was Disciplined.
Gary disciplined Jane, but it made no difference.
“Gary overheard and finally told her off, but the verbal abuse did not stop. After 2 months there, I abruptly wrote my resignation letter and stapled the list of Jane’s offensive comments, and CC’ed everyone.”
They Tried To Get Her To Stay, But It Was Too Late.
The other managers knew that the sharer was an asset to the company and didn’t want her to quit.
“Gary offered a bunch of accommodations to try to keep me, but seeing how she was still provoking from afar, I said the only way for me to stay would be for her to go, and he did not have the authority to let her go.”
Enough Was Enough.
This manager’s behavior wasn’t personal, and she was known for her awful treatment of others.
“Her manager was in a different country, and despite several HR complaints from at least five people, nothing was done. So I left, loudly and without shame, telling everyone exactly why I was leaving.”
Three Months Of Hardship.
Quitting came at a bad time, financially, but she’d had enough of Jane.
“There were nights we would eat slices of bread just so we could pay the mortgage and emergency expenses from a health crisis and a funeral. Even after he found a job, we were still catching up on bills and still are.”
She Found Another Job, Finally – At The Same Company!
After three months of job hunting, she stumbled across some interesting information.
“Last month, I saw a public memo about a bigshot from a former company joining the company I just left. I used to work with this guy closely and texted him a ‘congrats, let me know if you need any insights on the new place.’”
She Landed A Job.
Reconnecting with this old colleague got the woman a job – back at the old company.
“We had a quick call where I told him some ins and outs, where I thought they could innovate. After this call, he asked me to join the team as his Chief of Staff. I accepted.”
The Tables Have Turned.
She now had authority over Jane.
“Imagine Jane’s shock when we had our 1st all-hands call. All the VPs and above were asked to welcome the new bigshot in a giant conference room. In Bigshot’s speech, he said that I’ll be his Chief of Staff, along with a few key names.”
Jane Kicked Off.
“I now sat two levels above Jane, and apparently, within the three months I was not there, the other half of her team turned over. Every single person left. Gary was excited for me and said all nice things.
However, Jane took the classless route and sent Bigshot an email about how I’m an unqualified idiot, that I used to work for her, how I tried to get her fired, and that she suspects I lied to get ahead. She didn’t even try to be fake nice. Bigshot forwarded me her email and asked what this was about.”
She Explained Everything About This Awful Woman.
The sharer filled her new boss in on everything that had happened before her resignation.
“I had an hour call with Bigshot and told him she was bad for the company culture and was a nasty person in general, but the evidence he needed was Gary confirming that her whole team has turned over my prior resignation letter which was still sitting on my desktop when I logged in upon return, and a few other nasty emails she sent her recent staff, which they were happy to share with us. Bigshot fired Jane on Friday.”
The Rest Of The Company Saluted This Woman.
And now the company’s environment was much more pleasant without the racist, bullying manager.
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