Thread regarding Optum layoffs

Retaliation

Has anyone witnessed retaliation? I had a front row seat to my manager retaliating against a member of our team when they complained to upper management about the manager's lack of knowledge. This manager would have meetings where they ignored the employee, devalued the employee at every turn and even talked about the employee to other team members (directly to me and on the phone, within earshot of every in office team member when the employee was on pto). The team member complained but it landed this person on a CAP and then conveniently laid off.

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That is the “norm” with 75% of the management! I would NEVER call them a leader! Hope everyone is sounding off on Glassdoor to warn everyone!

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Post ID: @dern+154F1jvl

Yes this was me in January. Stars team

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Post ID: @dyil+154F1jvl

Always involve Ethics!!!! Paper trail as well!!

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Post ID: @dayh+154F1jvl

I was retaliated against because my vital signs was consistently much higher than my "leadership" chain's. I guess that identifies you as a troublemaker instead of identifying unskilled leaders. They tried to make me leave for at least two years. I was finally laid off with a package.

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Post ID: @5mvs+154F1jvl

From all the comments it sound like the upperanagment is hoping people will just leave so they don't have to pay severance AND so they can back fill with that CHEAP CHEAP phillipines labor. Those people probably just get a slap on the wrist if they mess up big while in the states you get put on a CAP.

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Post ID: @4zwr+154F1jvl

Unfortunately this is part of the company culture. It’s encouraged and rewarded.

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Post ID: @4eto+154F1jvl

I experienced retaliation and documented it all. Didn’t matter to the company, it was escalated for investigation and ignored because no response is a tactic when they know they are liable. They knew the cost to me to pursue legally would never be greater than their ability to stall and tie me up in court. I left. Best thing I ever did.

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Post ID: @1uqx+154F1jvl

I’ve kept copies, printed out emails and made notes! Karma is BEAUTIFUL!

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Post ID: @1bra+154F1jvl

My manager liked to target and belittle people in staff meetings, but it wasn't retaliation, she just enjoyed it. She always had one person to victimize. When that person left voluntarily or otherwise, she'd switch her attention to someone new. When it was my turn, I just waited for the layoff which came within a few months. She has someone new to pick on now. Pretty soon, she won't have any staff left but since the company likes to operate lean, she'll probably get a promotion out of it.

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Post ID: @1xyu+154F1jvl

Honestly, how much more do you guys need to see/hear/experience/witness before you decide to make a great life decision and GTFO of there?

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Post ID: @hfp+154F1jvl

@cac+154F1jvl That happened to my friend as well. A supervisor told everyone that she didn’t like a certain employee, and was gunning to get her out. Thankfully, someone told that individual what went down. But it was too late at that point.

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Post ID: @jyg+154F1jvl

@rzf+154F1jvl Even if it’s not in writing, DOCUMENT it as soon as you get a chance, so that you will have a paper trail. Email or text it to yourself if you have to.

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Post ID: @cow+154F1jvl

I wish I had it in writing I was told to get out or I’d be on a CAP. This scared me so much I fled into a job that was not a good fit for me. I was upset with myself because I had a lawsuit but I didn’t have it in me to follow thru.

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Post ID: @rzf+154F1jvl

I’ve had a manager inform us that they were firing another employee AND told us their name prior to doing it! It’s like they were bragging!
Upper management doesn’t realize they are setting the company up for a lawsuit! If the employee has a copy of that complaint they can sue for Defamation of Character and Slander! KARMA!

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