In my department there is a manager who shows extreme favoritism towards certain coworkers. It's obvious that we are not treated equally. It’s pretty unsettling to watch this on a daily basis. I know I should keep my head down and just keep quiet and that’s exactly what I’m doing but it’s beginning to make the environment toxic. Am I the only one who is seeing favoritism?
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It's a sad state of affairs to see favoritism. But then, who said a corporation is a democracy? I was so naive to believe that such a thing exists. There may be pockets of it, and a few individuals who possess outstanding integrity, but where I am at, those that jump quickly are the golden ones. Now there is nothing wrong with taking swift action, but action just for action's sake reminds me of the old story about soldiers who are stupid and industrious make the worst soldiers. It seems like a part of this corporation is recruiting an interesting army. It's no wonder they can't get it together.
I was a golden child and yeah there is favoritism. If I could redo things, I’d lay low do the minimum.
Favoritism is part of the company’s culture. Unfortunately it has impeded Optum’s technical innovations. This company is so behind the times. Manual workarounds for everything. Yep, I’m not a favorite. In fact just waiting for a lay off notice. One of many examples is I had a large deliverable to a regulatory agency. Worked so many hours to meet the deadline. And I had about 20 other deliverables. Made the deadline early. Delivered at 1AM the date it was due. Came into the office exhausted and 3 of my teammates were headed to Mc Donald’s because they were bored and lunch was a few hours away. Salary grade 28 and have nothing to do. So many other stories. Oh and I’m the old one. But hey UNH stock is doing great today.
Whose the naive one that really believes HR would be on a manager due to an employee complaint. HR has the manager and the SVP work the case. So yes they will retaliate against you and basically lie to make you look like a bad employee and make your work life unbearable. The outcome will always be in the managers favor.
Do not go to HR. This will be no help to you and yes there will be retaliation. I experienced a team that had significant turnover due to a hostile work environment. 4 complaints to HR, 2 direct to the SVP and one employee lawsuit for race and age discrimination. Nothing to benefit those that complained. 3 were laid off and 2 left voluntarily and 1 just never came back one day. And yes the complaints were valid. Oh and one new hire gave notice their third week on the job and another one also walked out. Race and age discrimination, threats of physical harm and s-xual harassment. It was widely known at OptumRX’s Irvine location. Absolutely nothing done to protect the employees but of course a lot of retaliation. Move on and find an honorable place to work.
If you feel your in a hostile work environment, you have resources to help. Don't hesitate to go to HR Direct. The company had a no retaliation policy. No Manager wants to have HR on their back. Make sure your complaint is legit though. If this is just office banter that is eating at you, let just let it go.
Well...I did see it right up until I was laid off while the favorites with much less knowledge were retained.
Not just every single day...every hour of every single day. Same person can say the same thing I did but if I do it, just waste of breath and time. If the other does it, they're the best thing to this world ever...