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Feb 1, 2010 6:28 pm
Hello everyone.
 
I've been reading these boards for as long as I can remember but my time has come to reach out as I am need of some assistance.
 
To sum things up, my MGR and I had a bit of an incident  in which I was written up for. No biggie, just didnt see eye 2 eye on a particular policy but after refusing to meet with him"again" to "discuss it further" I was written up for insubordination.  Now, prior to getting written up I called HR as I had a feeling this would get ugly and told them that I didnt feel comfortable discussing this any further w/my mgr. They told me to wait for the assigned HR person to get back to me b4 going into this meeting.  Well, the meeting time comes and goes, and the person doesnt get back to me. I call HR again minutes b4 the meeting was to begin and ask them flat out, what do I do, do I take this meeting or not???  HR tells me, again, to wait for the assigned HR rep to call me back b4 I do anything. 
 
So here lies the problem... I followed HR's directive, I waited... and waited...,  And for the lack of action on my part I.E. not taking the meeting "again" with my MGR, I was written up.
 
HR pulled the calls and while they said it was a "grey area" they naturally sided w/MGMT as they didn't tell me not to take the meeting!! Semantics if you ask me.
 
Now, Ive been w/this firm for 10 years, not so much as an Oral warning on my record.  Now I have a written warning BUT here's where it gets better.... My MGR gives me such a sh*tty year end rating over this I DO NOT QUALIFY for my year end bonus!!!  Notta, zilch.  One write up, "grey at best" those are HR's words, and I get NO BONUS.
 
My question, do I have a case here?  My mgr clearly has it out for me.  Even if the write up was warranted, 1 incident the entire year and no year end bonus??  He gave me the lowest year end score possible.  I spoke to an attorney who his very interested but do/can I go this route?  My Firm is a FINRA member, do I need to go through the FINRA channel??
 
Sorry for carrying on but this reaaly sux and could use some help here.
 
Calling Bill Singer...  Any takers out there please?  Thanks in advance.
Feb 1, 2010 6:40 pm

It's amazing that that sort of thing doesn't happen if you are independent.


Feb 1, 2010 7:02 pm

Understood.  Believe me, i am 9 toes out the door.  But do I have a case?

Feb 1, 2010 8:38 pm

If you are just looking for opinions as I am not an attorney, I think iceco1d is right on the money for the real world, it probably should not work that way, but ......


Have heard others talk to attorneys who say that if it's not age, sex, religion, race etc that not much could be done.  
 
See how fast you can get the 10th toe out the door and make more money somewhere else, too bad about the bonus.
Feb 1, 2010 9:10 pm

So what was the original offense?  I know that if a subordinate really f***ed up, I wouldn't show much patience.  So what was it?

Feb 2, 2010 6:40 am

Unfortunately, my health is declining.  I was on sick leave for 6 months in 2009.  I simply asked to have my vacation days carried over to 2010 (which is allowed based upon mgrs discretion).  I was told no, "I" don't make exceptions.  Now mind you I know people in other departments that had days carried over for destination weddings, or, going to Europe for two weeks.  Hence, my pushback which created the problem.  I feel like I am being penalized/discriminated against for being ill.  Does this change things?

Feb 2, 2010 7:46 am
lostinNYC:

Unfortunately, my health is declining.  I was on sick leave for 6 months in 2009.  I simply asked to have my vacation days carried over to 2010 (which is allowed based upon mgrs discretion).  I was told no, "I" don't make exceptions.  Now mind you I know people in other departments that had days carried over for destination weddings, or, going to Europe for two weeks.  Hence, my pushback which created the problem.  I feel like I am being penalized/discriminated against for being ill.  Does this change things?



It may change things, depending on your illness.  It wouldn't hurt to talk to an attorney.  I heard John Edwards is unemployed.  For all of his being a scumbag, if I was going to sue big business, I would want him as my attorney.

Feb 2, 2010 9:03 am

Talk to a lawyer, but this would be hard to prove.

Feb 2, 2010 9:20 am
BioFreeze:

Sick time? Firm? 

 
He's either back office support or in a call center. 
Feb 3, 2010 6:01 am

Sure... I'll be the first to admit that I'm not in production.  Not an arbitrage specialist, nor an energy trader. And believe me if I where I would not be in this predicament.  I'm a chimp, my biggest concern is keeping your lunch warm when it gets here (Doc tells me to keep my sense of humor throughout this so...) . Yup, that's me, I'm the guy masturbating.

 
But here's the deal.  It's a great job, I enjoy it.  I get paid well and shouldn't be forced to leave it or the Firm over this one occurrence.  My rating was so low that I was told I am now ineligible for transfer to a different department within the firm.  Great. 
 
Which Firm you ask... the only one who's stock price is north of 100.  So what you guys are telling me is that I'm effed?  I spoke to an attorney who will entertain my claim (there are a few other details that I can't post).  I'll give it a go, my career at this firm seems to have been stripped from me overnight, what do I have to lose at this point?? Fantastic Corporate World.
 
Thoughts?  And thanks... 
Feb 3, 2010 8:45 am

Wow, lots of non-producers getting fired on this board lately.  I hope I'm not next.

Feb 3, 2010 8:47 am
Wet_Blanket:

Wow, lots of non-producers getting fired on this board lately.  I hope I'm not next.



Do they fire compliance people?  Isn't that sort of hard? 

Feb 3, 2010 8:49 am

Of course they do...but now that you mention it...I've never even heard of one getting fired - they usually leave for better pay at another firm.

 
I think the only hard part about firing one is finding a good replacement.
Feb 3, 2010 12:05 pm

Quit complaining, change your attitude, and be happy you have a job.  You are not entitled to a bonus.