One rule for one another for everyone else
I've been in and out of employment with Wakefield Council for sometime now.
Managers are a disgrace and like to gang up on their employees, never missing a chance to enter a meeting unrelated to them to kill some time. Managers openly discuss employee's at their desks despite the office being open-plan.
If you're every sick at Wakefield Council make sure you don't just ring in for one day as they count occurrences not days here.
When discussing health problems with your managers or senior manager make sure you keep it confidential, they don't have to know no matter how much they're hounding you.
When I was on sick my manager and senior manager would often phone me despite me already ringing in sick, quite clearly because they didn't believe me. They'd request information from my GP making me re-visit GPs despite just going.
The phone calls were relentless as if they were trying to catch me out or something despite me genuinely being ill.
I had disclosed that I suffer from a number of problems and stated this when joining and had multiple discussions between me and my line manager.
Even when I returned to work they'd still request sick notes up until the point I decided to Union involved, then they all of a sudden decided my 3 DAY! sickness was actually legit and stopped asking questions.
Had numerous problems when starting up...
Work load will never be reduced even if you complain to your manager, managers like to book and attend as many meetings as possible to avoid work. Often was left by myself to answer phones in a team of a dozen.
Benefits / Apprenticeship System
Managers group together to bully employees out