Dear Evil HR Lady,
I’ve been with my extremely large organization for 12 years. This last year has been really tough in terms of morale, finances, etc. The future is going to get worse. Due to this, an “important” person took offense to an email and I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) (with no other offenses in my records). I decided to take this as constructive criticism, and put it behind me. In the meantime, a position came available in Corporate and I applied for it, specifically asking that my current boss not be contacted.
There were no complaints nor discussions during the 90 days and finally after 4 more weeks after it was due to be finalized, my final PIP was scheduled. The day before my final PIP, my boss was told I applied for the job (don’t know by who); now I’m being asked to work 17 miles further (already at 50 miles from home) and my PIP is no longer “final.” She told her boss that that there were a few things that she needed to address (wouldn’t do it the day we talked) but hadn’t had the time.
We met twice out of 12 scheduled meetings and all she said was, “I have nothing.” Her boss wants me fired, she wants to send me to another facility where we will have very little contact, with the PIP still in effect. She also says that the PIP won’t affect the move to another facility nor the position I am applying for but now I don’t believe anything! Should I tell the person hiring (whom I know very well) about the PIP? He likes my boss so I can’t say anything bad or how she is handling the situation, but I am afraid I won’t get it without trying to do something to save face. I’m so stuck!
Any thoughts or advice would be totally appreciated!
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