Thursday, December 27, 2007

Conversations from the Workplace

That's pretty basic stuff.

If it's so basic, why aren't they doing it?

Well, because most of them don't know it.

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There's a policy against retaliation. You should file a complaint.

You don't know these people. I just sense that at some point, it may be next month or five years from now, they will get back at me. These are very vindictive people.

So in other words, you can't trust them to follow their own rules?

If they violated their own rules in the first place, what's another violation more or less?

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We need to reword this policy so it's understandable.

But if we do that, more people will take advantage of its provisions.

Isn't that the idea? After all, you circulate the policy to the employees.

Well, yes, that's right. That doesn't mean we want them to actually use it.

Let me get this straight. You want to be able to say that you have such a policy, but you really don't want anyone to use it.

That's right.

Then why don't you just put it in a foreign language?

That's ridiculous. Nobody here would be able to read it.

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