These workplace enquires were made via the NBC web site, however at A Whole New Approach P/L we get similar statements as enquires relating to anything and everything. The enquires regarding COVID-19, and vaccinations frankly in many cases are bizarre, have stated that, these are trying and unprecedented times. Unfair dismissals, particularly in Victoria and NSW, are on the increase, certainly since the ending of the lockdowns were announced.
Here are a selection of the most jaw-dropping enquiries :
“A colleague stole my spicy food, got sick, and is blaming me.”
“Low performers in my office are parade around and forced to wear dunce caps.”
“Is the work atmosphere I’ve created on my team too exclusive?”
“I walked in on my employees having sex and now I think there’s an office sex club.”
“My coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her ‘master’.”
“I racked up $20,000 in personal debt on a company credit card.”
“Employee won’t come back unless her coworker is fired.”
“Employee got her colleague arrested for smoking pot at a conference and now wants a transfer.”
“My best employee quit on the spot because I wouldn’t let her go to her college graduation.”
“My manager shows up while I’m having chemotherapy to talk about work.”
“Our boss will fire us if we don’t sign up to be a liver donor for his brother.”
“My supervisor stole a family heirloom from me and gave it as a gift to someone else.”
“I’m in trouble for what I wore when my boss made me pick him up from the airport in the middle of the night.”
“My coworker tickled another coworker, and now there is chaos”
“My anxiety is causing problems at work, I think I’m being stalked now.”
“My Employer made me leave a work noted at the grave of my bereaved coworker’s relative.”
“My coworker responds to everything I ask him to do with profanity and ‘your dad’ jokes.”
“I emailed my girlfriend’s boss to complain that he encroached on our relationship.”
“My employees refuse to call their coworker by her real name.”
“Employee drew genitalia on an trainees cast.”
“My boss enlists me in hiding his multiple affairs from his wife.”
“CEO’s wife ruined my job prospects.”
“I accidently insulted my boss’s daughter. “I have to look after my employer’s dog and cat while he is on holidays, I have to buy the food.”
Life in the workplace can be difficult for both the employee and the employer from time to time, human beings are social animals, we like to mix, usually in like minded groups, hence religions, sporting clubs, hobby groups, the list is endless.
Workplaces are different, in it throws, individual together in groups from various backgrounds, social originals, etc. And no not everybody gets on. It certainly requires a degree of flexibility and understanding towards each other, but how far to you go in putting up with weird, strange behaviors from co workers or your employer is the question.
People in many workplaces are recruited for their skill sets, their problem solving abilities, the ability’s to work hard, not necessarily their social skills, yet workplaces demand we all put up with each other for up to 10 hours a day. We all have to learn coping skills, we don’t want to end up dismissed over some fool of a fellow employee. Not sure what to do?, how to react?, give us a call, 120,000 enquires to our web sites each month, thousands of phone calls we take, happy to help, we keep the conversations, real, we keep them honest, we keep them confidential.
Have a horror story, your welcome to send it though, it may assist other employees that they are not alone.