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Exorcising The Demons!
on June 15, 2010
A big shout out to the author for publishing and documenting a very sad story about working conditions leading up to this tragedy years ago. Unfortunately, a similar working environment still exists TODAY. It goes to prove that the more things change, the more they remain the same. All we can do is hope and pray that the behaviors described in this book will one day be eradicated. The author did a superb job of keeping the story transparent with his documentation posted for all to see and read inside the book. This guy was a real "Shop Steward" that actually communicated, investigated, represented, and followed up union business for the membership. He exhausted the entire system and was engaged in a very long fight for justice which was even minimized by people who should have been on his side. Read this book to see what he has done, and continue to follow his story to see what he is doing today. It is amazing how much "Red Tape" a person with fortitude must endure to be heard! Patience is a virtue! Or else...
The Top-Down management approach with bully tactics rears its ugly head once again. It's a style that has very little consideration for those being led, and is all about Me-Me-Me and I-I-I.
Get my productivity numbers or you will be targeted for...
As presented in this book that leadership style in the daily routine of a service oriented business only leads to anger, and attempts to push employees over the edge. It eventually happens, and the leaders usually have an aura that it is coming. They prefer to see if it happens, and if it does, then react.
This is when it is tooooooo lateeeeee!
I hope that the author gets the proper attention and exposure directed at the workplace because that is truly the only way this working environment will change particularly inside the United States Postal Service. Anytime you think you got it bad, there is always someone who got it worse. Check out this Letter Carrier story and support your coworkers drive for change.
It's time to have a national discussion about The Tainted Eagle, and how funny "Going Postal" IS NOT. The impact on coworkers and the family members of victims lasts forever. Nobody deserves to be next.
Thank you Charlie for your years of service, and being a workplace leader!