Rose Coloured Glasses of Human Resource Managers
Rose colored glasses = Seeing the world as only pleasant and happy.
Most, if not all Human Resource Managers, suffer from a condition I call "Theory induced blindness".
They work on the theory which suggests that if an employee, or employees, do not make a complaint about working conditions, then their working conditions must be perfect.
However, a little common sense and personal experience can easily expose this working theory as profoundly inaccurate!
I have access to a company and its' employees where this theory is creating misery on a grand scale, whilst the human resource managers continue completely unaware that any problems exist within their company.
(Or so they might claim!)
There is a sickness that exists in the UK today and that sickness is called "Insitutional Racism". That is "Racism" against the British people, or employees specifically.
Basically it stems from what seems to be a common and increasing problem, brought on by the ignorant acceptance of "Political Correctness" and "Positive Racism" without the addition of common sense and fair play.
Here is the problem as described to me by the British employees of one company.
Managers and Supervisors at the company in question, seem to be terrified of confronting "Foreign workers" about not doing their jobs properly, not producing enough, basically being lazy and spending most of the day talking rather than working, because these Managers and Supervisors are scared of being accused of racism by the foreign employees if they discipline them.
But these same Managers and Supervisors have no fear of insulting and bullying British employees into working harder and talking less, to make up for the loss of production from the lazy foreign workers, because they know these British workers can not make any "Racist" claims against them!
If the British worker complains that he or she is being forced to work harder than the foreign worker sitting near them, they are made to feel as if they are being racist by suggesting that "foreign workers" do not work as hard as themselves!
This is the situation in the UK today!
Even Unions will not intervene to stop this maltreatment of British workers! I know this for a fact because I personally suggested the existence of this problem to the "Unite" union, the biggest union in Britain.
The reply was... "You can't say that!"
If you were to ask these British workers... "Are they Racist?"
They will say... "No! We like the foreign people we work with, but that just makes it even harder to try and sort out the problem. How can we complain about this 'Management' problem without upsetting the people we work with, or appearing to be racist?"
So because these British workers are afraid of making complaints against the way they are being treated, for fear of being accused of racism and upsetting the foreign people they like and work with, by claiming they are not expected to work as hard as the British workers, these British workers... possibly in every manufacturing company up and down the British Isles, remain trapped, by bad cowardly management practices.
Human Resource Managers live and work in great ivory towers. These towers are guarded by two great Horsemen called ignorance and fear.
The best place for a Human Resource Manager is on the shop floor... not tucked away in a nice cozy office where they can wear their rose coloured spectacles and pretend all is well with the world!
If Human Resource Managers worked on the shop-floor instead of some great ivory tower, perhaps they might have a more realistic view of how the company works. Perhaps employees might find them more approachable. Perhaps Managers might feel more inclined to do less bullying and more "effective" managing... perhaps... there might be less RACISM!
These British workers can not complain to their Managers, because the Managers are the problem! They cannnot take this problem to the Human Resource Managers, because they will give exactly the same answer as the biggest Union in the UK, which is...
"You can't say that!!!"
So how do you think these Bullied and oppressed British workers will deal with this problem?
Obviously they will speak to each other, at break times, in the pubs, on Facebook and Twitter
They all agree this problem needs dealing with
They feel isolated, abused, abandoned
They lose all respect for the company they work for
They gradually take less and less interest in "social events" organised by the company
They gradually show a lack of interest in and participate less and less in company schemes
They find other ways to make their misery and displeasure known
They start to complain about things which might seem petty and unimportant
They join a Union
They gradually become less productive
And all of this simply because a Manager is incapable of treating "All Employees" with "Equality, Dignity and Respect" regardless of their racial backgrounds, for fear of being accused of Racism?
And a HR department who's only reponse is... "You can't say that!"
Does this problem exist in your company?
Would you know if it did?
Would you have the courage to deal with it fairly, responsibly, equally?
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