KEN-JENNINGS wrote:I've found myself in a battle against the CFO of one of our business units for some decisions I made around employee compensation during COVID. I've told the CEO of the whole group that this is the hill I'm willing to stake my employment here on. I have a feeling this will lead to one of two disparate outcomes- I'm either going to get fired or promoted.
as you probably expected, I am fighting on behalf of my (and other) employees for what I know is the right thing to do. What boggles my mind is we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars. I will write off as a loss more than that amount this month in a separate transaction, and no one will bat an eye at that. But compensating employees for time we required them to take off is a big no no, to the point where they are trying to force me to get employees to pay it back!
We are a multi-billion dollar company with healthy profit margins. I refuse to let my company treat employees like pawns, and am willing to lose my job over it.
I'm going to go home and drink one or 4 glasses of wine to decompress. I expect to get a lot of calls on Line today, so I might as well prepare myself.
Good luck Ken.
While I'd be happy for your online persona to be slowly torn to shreds by a thousand angry weasels I'm sure IRL you're actually OK.
Maybe now is a good time to reflect on the wise words of Henry Ford
"An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous"
Although thats a knife which cuts both ways.
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