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    State of North Carolina
    I work for a company that expects supervisors to supervise employees that they never work with. The supervisors are hourly employees. The company requires the supervisor to perform customer experience evaluations for each sales person. Two are required for each employee. We are also required to have business plans completed by a certain day each week and they must be typed. I have explained to my bosses as have the other Supervisors that we are not scheduled with anyone and therefore are not allowed to get off of the sales floor to accomplish thses tasks. If we don't have these completed we receive a written warning. If we take them home and do a sheet to account for our time, they write us up. If we work more hours than we are scheduled to accomplish these tasks, they write us up.

    What can be done about this hostile environment where the managers are unreasonable and just tell us to get it done? We are in a catch 22 since the company claims that it is focused on the customer. We are tired of the poor treatment.

    This company is currently being sued in a class action suit in California.

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    This sounds, on its face, unfair and very poor management practice. However, it is not illegal. Maybe it's time to look for a new employer who has more reasonable expectations.
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    • #3
      BTW, the term "hostile work environment" has a very specific meaning in the law and what you describe does not come even remotely close to meeting it.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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