I know that HR is not there only because of the employees, but because of the company, but I still have a few minor problems in my relationship with a colleague that I can’t solve. I have a feeling that even though the person who is causing the problem is a colleague, not me, for some reason I have a feeling that turning to HR would only jeopardize my job, instead of fixing the situation. I don’t even believe that someone would act like the colleague in question if they weren’t one of the “protected” ones.
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I buried HR with irrefutable evidence of illegal behavior by a director and his boss in Payment Integrity at Optum side and they did nothing. I regret I was stupid enough to believe HR wasn't part of the problem at this life s—ing excuse of a healthcare company.
No regrets! I have absolutely no problem filling a complaint.
Start a union. Take control
Agree with everyone that HR s—s! I had this fat f— called Mike from Payment Integrity treat me like sh– on a few occasions. He thought he was above everyone and no one did nothing. NO ONE!!! This company is full of sh–! Stop wasting your life there!
UHG HR is called "Human Capital". That should tell you all you need to know.
Trust your gut. HR is pretty much your last resort. If this is a peer, try to resolve this on your own, either by limiting interaction time with this person or attempt to improve the relationship. You should talk to your manager confidentially and see if you can be put on different work items if you just can't get along.
If the problem is your manager, look for a different boss / role.
If the behavior is illegal like s-xual harassment or the like, tell the person to stop immediately. If they do not, go to HR.
Either way, keep a log with dates and names. This will be critical if things go sideways and you need to get a lawyer involved.
HR is not for employees. It's there to save the company's butt from lawsuits. HR doesn't protect employees. It protects the company.
You have an issue with your colleague, the interact with that person as minimal as you can or move onto a different project or find another job within the company or outside the company. Or just be helpful to the colleague and communicate. They might change their mind about you.
I once was working with this older Taiwanese lady at my software engineering job. My manager told her that she would train me and bring me up to speed. She would only help me for 5 min when I asked for help. I use to go for that 5 min help about twice a week. Then I realized she didn't want to help me at all, so I concentrated what I was good at and showed my manager that I was good managing the project instead of trying to code a software feature. My manager promoted me and made me the proj manager. Another words, try to figure things out yourself without your colleagues help. Don't interact with her/him if they don't want to be bothered by you. Do your own thing if you can.
'Human Resources' does not regard humans, only resources.
Squeaky resources are malfunctioning resources.
Look at it that way - the way HR does.
Also, if you are the only one experiencing conflict with this person, perhaps the problem lives in your mirror.
I have no regrets but it brought retaliation. Have you read some of the other posts on this site. Nothing will improve in your work life by going to HR. At this company HR does not conduct an independent review. It is turned over to the head of the department to which the complaint is made against. The department or division lead conducts the review and you will be deemed a trouble maker. I don’t know if other companies are different since this is the only one that I had made a complaint to HR.