Manager asked on Hush if employee should be fired for taking sick leaves, got blasted instead
What happened here is that a curious manager asked on Hush if an employe employee should be fired for taking sick leaves. What followed was certainly not what the curious manager was expecting.
Hush, an anonymous platform for workplace discussions. It has several users who use the anonymity to pour out things that they otherwise would not share openly. Since the app promotes discussions based on workplace issues, the users share everything and anything related to work, without fear of judgment.
So assuming that this person who “has” an employee is a manager, we can tell they’re not entirely unintelligent when it comes to matters that require ‘managing’.
Almost everyone who answered the thread got back at the manager for raising such a question. It seems almost illogical to think that as narcissistic as the stereotype for managers go, this one fits the deal!
Almost everyone came up being dissatisfied or unhappy with the question that was raised. And due to the platform being anonymous, the users did not shy away from voicing their concerns the way they want to.
How things turned around for the manager
As humorous as the situation might be for how things turned around for the manager, an important point to note here is how many relate to the employee under question. There are several people who have managers who believe they own their employees’ time. They can go as far as to want to fire them for taking leaves. Employees speak up and talk about how they have managers who micromanage them and are basic monstrosities in their employees’ work lives.
There are users who strictly even go so far as to believe that this is how the managers behave. They have gotten accustomed to the state of affairs, living with the fact that their managers are micromanaging them.
What is sad here is not that employees begin to live with how overbearing their managers can be, they have gone to sympathize and understand the manager’s query here. As inhuman as it may seem, managers are ‘raised’ in an environment where they are given the ideology that turns them so. They are overbearing not because they want to be, but because everyone expects them to be. If this sort of radicalization using the prior basis of a ‘stereotypical’ manager can invariably turn a person into a stereotype. Then, perhaps the question lies in whether or not it is the fault of the system or the people who have mandated the system’s basic existence.
What’s the turning point in this discussion?
From the few comments here, we have seen that the crux of people working in a company have begun to identify with the situation that the employee is facing. Employees are relating to this person to an extent where they have begun to accept the fact that managers are meant to be this way, and that is perhaps a reflection of something greater in society itself.
“People are power hungry”, “Everyone at the top gets the best”, these are ideologies that bother or have been ingrained in the minds of employees who have begun to think that they can be replaced. The bigger question that we need to address here is: Is this okay? Is it okay that a large number of our workforce believes that they can be replaced? Is this a mark or a mentality that begs to change?
There are many things that you can do to make an employee feel like they belong. Micromanaging them, breathing down their necks and expecting them to be completely transparent is never, ever one of them.
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