Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Panda Bear on the Boston Marathon Tragedy and Written Verbal Warnings

The past few weeks have been more busy than usual for the Panda Bear.   There has been some illnesses and a death in the Panda Bear's family.    Some of the time the Panda Bear has been run down with the cold.   The Panda Bear makes no claim that during this time that she was exercising properly or that her apartment was clean.   She was so busy her resolve to keep in kitchen sink shiny has gone down the drain.  Her life is in total disorder.   Therefore, this blog post will be very short.

The Panda Bear was lived in the area that was in lockdown(told not to go out of  their house) when the Boston area police was chasing suspect number two in the Boston Marathon shooting.   The Panda Bear was not close enough to either the bombing or the chasing of the suspect to be scared for herself.   However, she was frightened during the attacks of September 11, 2001 when she was working in the city of Boston.

Though she had no personal connection to either of the suspects, the Panda Bear feels sad that the younger brother turned against the United States.   The Panda Bear believes that the younger brother experienced the United States at its most tolerant, welcoming and generous self.   She was hearing several Americans citizens by birth complain that either they had or they knew other needy US citizens who applied for the kinds assistance that the suspect and his family received but they could not get it.

In addition, during the beginning of April the Panda Bear received a verbal warning from her supervisor at work which was then written up to be put in the Panda Bear's personnel file.   The Panda Bear went to see Human Resources about the warning.

The Panda Bear asked Human Resources if the warning was verbal why was something written put into her personnel file.  The Human Resources representative explained that what the supervisor was doing was writing down that she gave the Panda Bear a verbal warning.

This was not the first time that the Panda Bear received a verbal warning that was in writing in her work life.  In her twenty-five year work history, on two separate occasions the Panda Bear received a verbal warning which was then put in writing.   On both these occasions, the Panda Bear thought the supervisor was lying to her by saying the warning was verbal since the supervisors had put something down in writing which was to be put in the Panda Bear's personnel file.

Is it asking too much of US industry to make verbal warnings purely verbal so it does not hit the employee's personnel file?   Or if the management feels like it needs to document everything to come up with different levels of written warnings?   Is the Panda Bear the only employee to feel that her supervisor has lied to her by telling her the warning was verbal and the putting something in writing?

Anyway, one thing the Panda Bear was reprimanded for was being too creative in the decor of her desk.   The Panda Bear took down some colorful cloth hangings from her cubicle.   However, before the reader becomes too judgemental about the way the Panda Bear keeps her desk, please note that many people have signs on their desk about the importance of keeping calm including her supervisor.   Apparently a lot of people at the Panda Bear's job feel under high amounts of stress and indicate it bywhat they have around their work space.

Another time the Panda Bear received a written verbal warning was when she called the managers of ganization communists in an e-mail.   Apparently, in the opinion or her manager at the time that was the worst thing the Panda Bear could have called her superiors(what the Panda Bear meant is that the managers treated good workers and bad workers alike with no incentives for the employees to put in extra effort).  

Dear readers-learn from the Panda Bear's mistakes.   Never call your managers communists unless your managers think being a communist is a good thing(remember the Panda Bear Blog is an international blog and it has a Russian readership).

1 comment:

  1. I sympathize with the Panda Bear. I too work at a place where people are not rewarded for hard work. In fact, at my workplace, the people who work more are penalized, while people who take on as little responsibility as possible are given less to do.