An Open Letter to my Upper Management
Hate to break it to ya, but you’re a shitty business owner.
There I said it. I’ve been keeping this to myself for some time, but I have nothing to loose.
You see, I know you’re too chicken to fire me. You hate confrontation and you can’t even look me in the eye.
Hm… I wonder why? Could it be that in less than 72 hours of me starting at your company you had the audacity to bring up your marriage and your sick fascination with swinging… Are you kidding me? How disgusting. Not to mention, I was alone in my office space when you decided to bring up this beyond awkward subject. *shudders* I know my husband wouldn’t be okay with it.
Just because I was new at the time it didn’t keep me from asking questions.
Sure enough the next day I asked the co-worker sitting next to me what your deal was. Was this a normal conversation? Are you a freak? Should I be cautious of you? Because if so, I’d like to know and stay away from situations that make me extremely uncomfortable.
Turns out, you like to chase the young ladies. I learned that you’re a cheater and a liar. And at that point, I lost all respect for you.
You’ve kept your distance ever since.
That doesn’t mean I don’t hear or see the way you treat the rest of your employees… as well as your CUSTOMERS!?!
Oh man where do I even start?!
You are not a leader and you lack leadership.
A real leader respects his employees. A real leader listens to issues and concerns. A real leader can own up to his mistakes and take the heat.
You are a coward and hide from confrontation.
You are disrespectful, especially to women.
You can’t take your eyes away from your phone when an employee is talking to you. That is a clear indicator that you could give a rats ass about what your employees have to say. Actions speak louder than words dude.
Your comments towards foreigners and women are degrading. You might be joking, but your business is not the environment to poke fun. This is meant to be a place of professionalism… have some empathy. Take a minute before you open your mouth and put yourself in their shoes. Reconsider if what you you are about to say is really acceptable.
On that thought, have you ever stopped to think, “would I talk to my wife or my daughters this way?” Would they be proud of this man?
Those are just things I’ve learned from your mannerisms, your character, and they way I’ve seen you interact with those around you.
These same characteristics transition in the way you conduct business, which is done poorly.
A leader can acknowledge and have a conversation with their biggest customers. It comes with the job. But wait… what do you do? Oh yeah, you said she ‘bothers’ you and ‘annoys’ you because she’s always calling. You said you purposely ignore her calls. You ignore, ignore, and ignore until she calls the front desk to hunt you down. Really? I can’t help but question, why did you tell us this? It makes you look bad.
What happens when that customer decides to talk negatively about you to her colleagues?
What happens when that customer decides to take their busienss somewhere else?
What happens when they find a company who answers her calls, discusses issues and addresses her concerns?
Are you treating her the way you want to be treated?
Now let’s talk about employee pay for a minute. Although this is meant to be a hush hush subject matter, get enough unhappy employees together and lips start flapping.
There are employees who have worked for this company… 8, 9, 10 plus years, others a lifetime, and you don’t give them a raise? They don’t earn more vacation hours? I heard at one point that employees had their sick days taken away and were never restablished. Do you not see your employees as assets? Make us happy, invest in us, and you would be amazed at how much this company could grow. We are after all the foot soldiers of this pathetic vessel of a company.
Now not all employees here deserve a raise. Others need to be disciplined and punished for their lack of effort and leaving a job unattended. A leader knows how to manage and do what needs to be done in order for things to run smoothly… in my mind it’s rather simple, good work should be rewarded and punished for bad work. A leader has to confront the bad workers as well as the good workers. Acknowledge their existence.
Are we not humans? We have thoughts, emotions, opinions, and maybe you should start treating people as such.
Instead, I see you let them sit back and get away with dumb complacent crap. This has led to lost accounts. Upset customers. Overall, a bad rapport on your business.
Your name is on the building and all.
Own up to it.
You sir, have some very dirty laundry and quite a few skeletons in your closet.
Have you seriously, ever thought about the way you treat people? Or how you hope to build your company? How would you achieve that? Not sure how you would do it without employees…
But that’s just me.
I’m so over this zoo of a company.
Oh yeah, another thing. I’ve heard through the grapevine that you don’t see value in my position. Social media and marketing are so foreign to you and you don’t even try to understand the importance of it.
I’m more than happy to show you it’s value and the power and speed at which information can travel.
It takes longer for good news to gain traction, but negative content?
People will eat that up.