Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Toxic Managers

Michael Seals formerly Anaheim Driver

Toxic managers have been around for a long time; although the increase of this type of manager at FedEx Freight is relatively new. These managers are moody, incompetent, and always looking to blame others; this manager is a compulsive liar who is always charming around management. When you encounter this type of manager everything will become your fault. You are the “poor performer”; you have the “negative attitude”. In reality this a projection of the bully’s own poor performance and incompetence.
There are basically three ways to deal with toxic management; the union grievance process, civil legal action, or the third alternative is to resign. A senior management backed toxic boss cannot be changed. Your health, career, and families should not suffer. You must look at how you exist and the work environment you exist in. Look around at the environment which you work, look at the guys who were middle-aged workers that are no longer employed at FedEx; do you honestly believe you have job security and will be able to retire with a livable pension from FedEx without Union backing.

There is an organized attack on the working in America, honorable professions such as Teaching has been downsized to teaching to a test. Emergency responders (Fire fighters and Police) are being downsized and pensions eliminated after the years of faithful service.

Unlimited access to cheap labor is contributing to the decline in American culture. Yet, the Democratic process is free. A vote only cost time, energy, and critical thinking. I continue to support my former fellow FedEx workers and especially Joe Nuno.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a quote from Cesar Chavez (cira,1966); "It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity."