When employers think they’re getting away, just know there is ONE who knows everything before it happens and that ONE can’t be lied to.
Employers knows the law. Most of them, that is. The industry they’re in allowed them to gain all kinds of worldly career experiences. They know what corners to cut to avoid lawsuits. They know how to speak through other people so they don’t get caught on record saying this and saying that. They know who to use to harass you to make you look like the bad person and take the spotlight off of the employer. Employers engaging in dirty deeds against targeted employees have more to hide in their personal life and career, such as things they’ve done and said in the past to others, hoping nothing would surface about them later. You’re only used as a scapegoat because not only does your narcissist employer have it out for you, but they’re trying to keep something else swept under the rug and covered up from moons ago they did. Whatever that is.
Documenting your employer is crucial and an unwritten rule in today’s uncertain world and employment instability.
When documenting your employer or co-workers’ actions, be mindful to:
- Have a pen and paper on hand or tangible tool to document on the spot.
- Document exact date, time, and words verbatim any co-worker or employer or acting store manager said to you in the moment.
- Document exact time they finished saying whatever was said or done to you.
- Document following actions after the deed was done to you or words said.
Stop letting your employer get away with highway robbery and not treating you fairly. Report your employer to corporate if necessary (though corporate nor Human Resources will do nothing about it and penalize you for being a whistleblower), and continue documenting. Corporate might not do a thing about it, but now you have what’s called a “paper trail.” Keeping an “employer paper trail” stands as legal documentation and must be exactly what the employer or co-worker (s) said or done to you. You must not exaggerate anything out of context. Be clear and concise in your verbiage. Never forget exact times and dates when documenting. Most importantly, it’s ok to document how the employer or co-workers’ actions made you feel in the moment and how it may have allegedly affected your train of thought at the time and productivity in the workplace.