It is in utter disbelief to inform you of some of the workplace injustices many employees are enduring to date. Imagine reporting to your workstation aware of the long day awaiting ahead. Mostly not because of the work load you will be engaging yourself with. But rather the scolding and being howled at that comes with your employer or many a times your supervisor. Reports show an increasing number of complaints from different employees of from all manner of works exposed to these injustices.
Workplace injustices culminating all over
I understand that we are here to make profits and grow our business. What I fail to fathom is the high and unrealistic expectations burdened on the employees. Perfection is everyone’s goal to achieve. But one should also understand that man is to error. Leaving room for minor mistakes subject to correction will not cripple your company. In fact, a clever employee will always view mistakes as an opportunity to improve his company. That’s how growth is achieved.
Nowadays these growing behavior of employee’s discrimination is not only being experienced in the cases of nannies or people at constructions sites. You ought to be aware that it is a socially constructed norm that these two places bring the most conflicts between employees and employers. However, what you don’t know of is that even workforce in companies, super markets, restaurants and even various learning institutions are of no exception.
Reasons behind this deafening practice
Psychologists accustom these enraging behavior suppressed upon workers to the mental and social maladjustment in the society today. Stress which majorly arises from the businesses shortcomings which pose a threat to its growth. Fatigue, especially if one is in charge of a large company or institution, or even devastating demands from the modern day lifestyle. However, this should not justify an individual’s actions against his fellow mate even though they are not in the same carder.
How would you feel if you are attending to your stomach needs at a restaurant, and encountered a supervisor harshly judging the waiter for not being fast enough to attending customers? Or the supermarket janitor being shouted at for not ensuring the supermarket is clean? Mind you, this is a busy place. Everyone is walking in and out of the place. Well, there you have it. These are some of the harsh injustices some employees are subjected to. Additionally, underpayment is attached to all these.
One would wonder why take in so much insults and still remain silent about it. Well, surprisingly some would say they are already used to. Others, especially in extreme cases. I mean those cases where an employee finds herself more of a slave than someone who is offering help for a certain agreed upon payment. In most of these scenarios, you will find the employers tend to offload all their lives loads or the day’s disappointments on the very innocent people they hired! Reports are always being made to the people in authority. They are gradually piling up in these offices waiting for someone empathetic enough to address them. This is clear indication of how most of these employees are looked down upon.
As much as it is encouraged for the workers to report these malicious acts they are being forced to withstand, more has to be done. Employers and supervisors need to engage their workforce in progressive mentorships and dialogues. Moreover, social capital lies on the relationships and networking we continue to nurture. It is therefore important to consider fostering a good understanding and co-existence in the workplace irrespective of our job designations.
Promoting respect through enforcing discussions aimed at correcting or giving special instructions behind closed doors would do much better. This will endorse good riddance among workers. Practicing good etiquette is also encouraged. Use of the magical words like ‘sorry’ and ‘thank’ works wonders. Always ensure you filter your words before addressing your colleagues. And together raise good partnerships as well as opportunities.