Some people believe that HR in companies is there to protect their rights when faced with unreasonable bosses. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are there to protect the companies they work for from having law suits brought against them.
How do they do this, they get you into little groups without your boss around so they can create a false sense of safety. They want to really weed out the employees that would cause problems. How would they cause problems?
They would basically fight to protect their civil rights in the work place. They might demand equal pay, fight against discrimination. Demand raises that they are due, better working conditions. All the liberties that they are guaranteed under the law. Imagine that?
When the economy went into the tank, a lot of businesses took advantage of their employees and became almost modern-day sweat shops in regards to wages and work. More employees are having to work two and three jobs just to make ends meet; not because they are living an extravagant life style. The bottom fell out from under them in their life as far as income.
Just remember the next time your HR is trying to get you to squeal about anything wrong in your company. It’s a great big trap! You will be the one looking for another job. They aren’t looking to fix anything about their company culture. They are trying to get rid of problems.
Penny J (MN, USA)