Yesterday, I was hauled before a kangaroo court, where I was publicly shamed and humiliated in front of my co-workers.
My manager, who started on the job less than 2 weeks ago, brought me to the back room with another store manager and proceeded to loudly and vigorously lecture me for 90-100 minutes. They brought up complaints from my first shift at Bell, and wrote me up for minor infractions. I feel that I was singled out because the new manager wants to surround herself with her own people, and as the newest employee at the store, I'm the easiest one to get rid of.
That being said, she doesn't want to fire me, even though I'm still within my probationary period. I assume it's because the negative blowback from my coworkers would be placed on her.
So instead, I am to be publicly shamed until I quit.
I am incredibly mentally stressed by this, and feel that I am being forced into a hostile work environment. I don't know if I'm being singled out because I'm new, or if it's because I'm too experienced, or if it's something else entirely. I feel that experience is a likely culprit here because I am nearly as experienced as the manager of my store, and as such, am threatening to her position; especially considering that when I was hired, I was told that I was on an accelerated training path to Store Manager.
I have not hidden my ambition, but apparently I should have.
While this experience has drastically soured my opinion of Bell, and will result in my leaving the company sooner, rather than later, I think it is important that people have the correct information – more... before they start working for a company. – less