Written by Facebook user, Ceecee
I just want to write from a pure and genuine heart of gratitude and
encourage someone who might be going through a hard time at work.
got a new job 3months ago and most of you celebrated with me. I
resigned from that new job on Monday in principle because of a culture
of intimidation, bullying, fear in the work place and favoritism. No, I
was not bullied, but I witnessed a lot of bullying. I witnessed
favouritism. I witnessed all the ugly things you can find in a work place.
I itemised all these in my resignation with immediate escalation to the
powers that be and they kick-started an investigation. The bully became
scared, and I gave the victims courage to speak up.
resign for myself, I resigned for those who will come after me so that
they will not experience what I observed. Why should I be a Corporate
Governance staff and be a witness to a lack of proper governance? I also
did not see myself changing things from within because I would have
encountered so much resistance, which led to me reporting to external
I sat at the very top of the organisation where key
decisions were being made, at the Executive and Operational level and
saw a lack of governance. My spirit rejected the anomaly totally.
I resigned with no hope of another job after consultation with my confidante, Madame at the top – Lina.
She was scared but gave me her support. Considering we have just bought
a new house, I was putting us in a precarious financial situation but
my spirit said “just do it, it is the right thing to do”.
resignation also coincides with a time when I am making trips in a few
days to 3 African countries at once, and we all know Africa 🌍 is expensive. Madame was super scared but she said, “Babe, I support you, and I want you to be happy”.
Getting a job interview is like gold in today’s Britain. I had attended
2 job interviews. I was rejected in one and my morale dropped. I was
awaiting the outcome of the second interview. I waited for 2weeks and
nearly gave up on the wait.
Anyway, I said my final goodbyes today at work, walking into a dark financial world with so much uncertainty.
Just as I was about to give the lady at reception a goodbye hug at the office door, my phone rang.
I was offered a new job. A higher paying job that is a band/level up. It is God.
I believe in Good Governance. I believe Corporate Governance has to be
done right. My boss, the Chief Operating Officer, gave me a big hug
today and applauded my courage. He is not a bully or a bad man but has
to deal with another bully who is the god of the work place.
not know what you are going through. Stick to your conviction, work
diligently and the universe will reward you. Do not despair.
write, I am on my way home, early from the Final day at the Office. I
pray the new work place will be a place to build and learn.
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