Man Management of IT Workers
This article, about Man Management, is from Aussie contractor site a www.Brainbox.com.au. See if you agree with the sentiments.
Talented IT Man
I am the wife of a very talented IT man working for a new and up and coming company. Unfortunately they are mistreating my husband so badly that he is resigned to the fact that he needs to look for another job.
He has given his company 3 years of loyal service. Always he went above and beyond his job requirements ‘for the better of the Company ‘as they like to put it.
He has above 100 percent productivity and they told him that they pay him too much.
Passed Over for Promotion
They passed him up for 4 promotions because they said they weren‘t willing to pay him what he is making.
Now they want him to accept a 20 percent pay cut for a supervisors position. Or if he wants, to remain a level 2 tech as opposed to a lowly level 1 tech.
He would have to take a 4 dollar an hour pay cut.
They gave the supervisors positions to outsiders. They gave one to an inferior tech that swears at him and belittles him in front of co-workers.
He asked the owner point blank the other day ‘Are you trying to get me to quit’. His reply was no, but my husband feels otherwise.
Half the Rate
The fact is they are now hiring techs at half of what my husband makes and at a very basic skill level.
My husband is not alone in this situation. There are only himself and another coworker left that have no choice than to stay on until another job is available.
They are in fact looking into a partnership on a start-up company very similar to the one they work at now.
The owner of this company hired my husband under the promise that he (the owner) believes in treating his employees well. What a load of bull.
He actually used my husband to attain a very large partnership with a very well known nationwide retailer.
He and the other slighted co-worker were the techs that handled most of the service for the execs for this partnership company.
What did they get for a job well done nothing – a demotion.
Do they care that we have 3 children at home? Do they care that my husband dedicated time with them because he was promised the moon and given nothing and then less in return?
Doesn‘t Pay to Belittle Workers
It doesn‘t pay to Bully and belittle workers. Man Management is not so difficult.
I told him: “Get them where it hurts the most and that Is the Almighty that rules their very existence – THE DOLLAR”.
As for the Name of the Company I have debated giving it, but we need to eat until he can find another job.
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