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18 Nov 2004

threatened at work
I asked for a day off from our Company manager and asked him not to take it from my annual leave and treat it as a special leave and he said it's fine, today my senior (senior secretary) i'm a junior secretary, my desk is in front, so she came in and told she is very cross with me how dare i report to the manager not her because she is the one who's supposed to ask a pemission for me ku boss and next time I do that she take me to a hearing and i'll be fired and by the way the day that i asked for from my manager will be taken from my annual leave which is the reason why i did not bother asking her because i knew she will take it from my annual leave and I've only got5 days left now. and i'm using my leave to write exams as they say I dont have a study leave. what should I do as this is not the first time she threatens me, when ever i do something she doesnt like she threatens me.
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01 Jan 0001

Sounds like a hysterically excessive response from the senior secretary. She must surely know that nobody could EVER be saked for speaking to their boss, and not going subserviently through her. Maybe events in the office have made her feel very insecure about her own position and authority, so she has over-reacted to this very much smaller issue ? Is there an HR Dept with which you can discuss her apparently frequent and inappropriate threats ? As Demon says, maybe you could or should register a grievance report against her, to at least have it on record that she is threatening you over inappropriate issues.
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