Reverting to the days of old except with a 'slightly' higher pay.

Public library patrons have no idea what many employees endure at the hands of an unscrupulous enterprise when they complain @ employees' demeanor upon an encounter. Here is what I endured, upon my recent employment with one such entity: Systemwide rank & education discrimination,favoritism,swift suppression of ideas,concerns,complaints,&whistleblowing,nitpicking,inconsistency&incompetency in knowledge&enforcement of own policies,harassment,psychological abuse,juvenile treatment,ostracizing,no recourse from HR nor union,& daily criticism. Then again, I hear this is now the American way as long as you don't have a protected EEOC status which basically means you are at the will of your employers, I gather, to do whatever serves their fancy as long as they don't mention your gender, religion, national origin, etc. Wow. And they wonder why there's such turnover in America. Hmmm...
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#684565

There is finally a name for it: WORKPLACE BULLYING. Amidst all the fanfare for school bullying, the REAL issue is in the workplace, yet continues to be ignored.

Chalk it up to Capitalism. Companies like this suffer from poor employee performance, more sick days, high turnover, etc. in the long run just to keep their autocracy running smoothly. Then the 'target' is portrayed as the 'whistleblower' while the 'bully' is promoted & encouraged.

Its so sad so many have to learn the hard way in life. :sigh

#606986

Correction: this library system is in Prince George's County, MD. This library is the most unprofessional and unorganized place of business I've ever had to deal with!

Their training of their staff is inept, their policies are unaccomodating to patrons, & they don't know how to treat their employees. Complaints are ignored and regarded in typical government fashion: turning a blind eye. Yet this is not even a government entity.

Don't waste your time, patronize another county. :(

#538862

Public libraries have always been cesspools. My mother (top ranked MLS) worked in two public libraries 30-40 years ago & experienced the same things you did. She went to work for a university library and was much happier.

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