Am I Still Hireable?
January 22, 2011 2:13 PM Subscribe
I got written up at work this week. What now?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (34 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Without a verbal warning or any HR involvement, my immediate boss wrote me up at work. This is the second time I've been written up - the first time was for being less than 5 minutes late to work about 8 months ago, for which my boss was chastised verbally by her boss because I was working through lunch and working late virtually every day.
A friend of mine who is in HR at another organization advised that I attempt to augment this write up. He suggested that my boss should be able to add positive letters or achievements to my file (he also noted that a good boss would do this regardless, but I digress). I've had several big accomplishments, but my boss refused to add these emails about my performance (from people higher in the organization) to my file. She said that she would 'consider' giving me a positive performance review pending the next few months. I read this as a 'no.'
-How will this write up affect future employment? This is most important to me as I want to get out as soon as possible.
-It's obvious my boss is gunning for me. She's told me before that she 'doesn't like me,' and last week called me about a situation and said she 'hates me' and said 'I'm going to kill you.' Not in a 'I'm really going to kill you' kind of way, but still ridiculously unprofessional nonetheless. Unfortunately, she wins in this situation. HR is non-existent, as we're a national non-profit. What can I do?
This is also really affecting my work. I dread leaving in the morning, carry it home at the end of the day and feel like I'm not doing enough, even when I'm working my ass off.
Any help appreciated. Throwaway email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.