Colleagues disputes

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Hannah

Gender: Female / Current Role: Lecturer

WHO WAS INVOLVED?

Head of school.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Persistent undermining and cutting of enjoyable / progression type aspects of the work.

HOW DID YOU FEEL AT THE TIME?

Between angry and disabled to change it.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DID YOU DO TO TRY TO RESOLVE IT?

Went to appraiser and Human Resources also mentioned to a ProVC. 

WHO, IF ANYONE, DID YOU GO TO FOR HELP? (INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL TO YOUR ORGANISATION)

As above.

WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE TO THIS?

HR listened, ProVC over promised. Appraiser supportive but also frightened.

HOW LONG AGO DID THIS HAPPEN?

7 months ago.

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Maria

Gender: Female / Current Role: Professor

WHO WAS INVOLVED?

Colleagues.

WHAT HAPPENED?

It became clear that several people in my department did not pull their weight and in fact worked part-time for a full-time salary.

HOW DID YOU FEEL AT THE TIME?

Neutral, my feelings were shared by many other colleagues.

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DID YOU DO TO TRY TO RESOLVE IT?

I spoke to my line manager, who acknowledged the problem but was too scared to act .

WHO, IF ANYONE, DID YOU GO TO FOR HELP? (INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL TO YOUR ORGANISATION)

Line manager.

WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE TO THIS?

See above - I moved job last year so don’t work their anymore.

HOW LONG AGO DID THIS HAPPEN?

5 years.

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Daria

Gender: Female / Current Role: Senior Research Fellow

WHO WAS INVOLVED?

Colleague.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Blocked resolving a payment due to me.

HOW DID YOU FEEL AT THE TIME?

Angry. 

WHAT, IF ANYTHING, DID YOU DO TO TRY TO RESOLVE IT?

I had tried over months to sort it out, with all levels of management.

WHO, IF ANYONE, DID YOU GO TO FOR HELP? (INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL TO YOUR ORGANISATION)

Internal, senior management and union.

WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE TO THIS?

Delays, no resolution, passing on the decision.

HOW LONG AGO DID THIS HAPPEN?

Four years ago. 

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