‘I want to see what I could have done’: Former employee shares her story
A former employee of a small business association has come forward with a damning account of the company’s treatment of her after her contract was terminated.
Key points:The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the ABC her contract with the business association was terminated after she was not “a reliable employee”The woman was told by management that she was being terminated because she was “a bit noisy” and “couldn’t manage the office”.
“The management did not seem happy with the way I was working and the fact that I was a bit noisy,” the woman said.
“They also said I was not being treated well.
They were really unhelpful and they were making me feel very uncomfortable.”
The woman had worked for the association for more than 20 years and said she had been working at the organisation for almost four years.
The organisation did not respond to requests for comment.
The woman said she was told to make changes to her schedule, which included going to the gym three times a week, and she was asked to work two nights a week.
“It was very strange, because it wasn’t a regular time for me to work and I was asked what I would do if I couldn’t do my job,” she said.
The former employee said she felt that she had to keep quiet to keep her employment with the association.
“I wanted to see if I could make a difference to the organisation.
I wanted to help them and I wanted the organisation to succeed,” she told the broadcaster.”
My experience at the association was very negative.”
A lot of staff were treated like animals.
“The manager would say that I could not handle the office and would say things like ‘you’re the biggest noise you can make’.”
The woman told the media she was initially told by the business’s management that her contract had expired and she could return to work as an assistant manager.
“This is when I decided to make a complaint to the director of HR.
I was told that I couldn´t return to the company,” she recalled.”
In the end I got the termination notice and my contract was automatically terminated.”
We were asked to keep silent and I did not want to speak to anyone.
“The former member of staff said she decided to speak out after she received a series of complaints from other members of the association who had also been dismissed.”
One woman who had worked at the company for about four years and had an eight-year relationship with the organisation told me that the manager told her she was fired because she had the loudest voice,” the former employee told the program.”
Another woman had been there for almost five years and she had a six-year long relationship with it and they had a contract.
“All of us were very unhappy and we were all really sad about it.”
People who were there before the union said that they were the only ones who were allowed to work in the office.
“The executive director of the business said she did not wish to comment.
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