Toxic work environment in Bottle shop
Even though I was warned in 4 interviews that it would be difficult to work with the Bottle Shop Manager, I was extremely excited to work here. I learned quickly that the warnings were justified. She treated me like she did not want me there from day one. Never helpful in training, answered questions very brief, very defensive if you made any suggestions, was never open to any changes or improvements. If it wasn't her idea it was a bad idea. I learnt every thing I knew from the employees on the floor. Employees were scared of her, always looking over my shoulder to see if she was around when they talked to me on the floor. I reported to her indirectly and also to her boss that I was lucky to see once every 2 weeks. I raised my concerns to our boss on numerous occasions and was always told to be patient. I would not recommend a position in the bottle shop until she retires. The rest of the staff in the other departments were amazing and great to work with. The work environment outside the bottle shop was very good. Very disappointed that I could not perform to my high standards and that this position did not work out because of one person. The culture is changing in the right direction but not quick enough in the bottle shop.