ccgod asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 6 months ago

Work environment changes what can we do to combat them.?

So a few months ago me and a co worker were moved from our office up to the front "reception" area if you can even call it that. Where for years we could sit talk eat and no one cared.

Now that we have a new manager (who put 3 people in one area) now has a problem with people bringing bags to work, says we can no longer eat up there or at another post where it s been allowed for years. He says upper management doesnt want to see peoples bags, eating and now doesnt want to see them at all. Yes after removing 2 people from their office to 3 people sharing one area now those 2 people cant be seen just sitting around. We re a mobile emergency response team after our daily checks are completed and normally just sit around and be unless a call comes in. which is how it s been for years. But now he wants all bags gone, no sitting in our own office and no eating. And now the only place we can eat is out on the factory floor where theres no ac, no fan, nothing it s over 100 degrees most of the time and we re not provided anything but a table and chairs.

We re a union shop and we re trying to figure out what we can do to combat this. Thanks for any advice.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You could always complain to your union. But if there aren't specifics about this in the union contract and as long as the company is giving you the breaks during the day as required by law there may be nothing you can do about it.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    rnaybe you can talk to their rnanagers about all this

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  • Angie
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    When there is a new sheriff in town, things change. It's inevitable. Some changes are beneficial for all, but most are not. Unless there is some type of violation, you are probably going to be limited on what you can do. If you have a union rep, you should certainly speak to him/her about it, but again, unless there is a situation in which there are actual violations, (company policy or legal) discrimination, or other type of breach of labor agreements, you are probably just going to have to bite the bullet. During my time working for a city, we went through two mayors, three police chiefs, and four supervisors. Each time, there were changes implemented that were not well received, but that is just the way it goes when there is new blood in the brass.

    • ccgod6 months agoReport

      It would be fine but the manager is our old boss who went from being a contractor to the client. It's just forcing people to share a space than saying its unprofessional that they're all in that space at the same time is ridiculous. And their answer is to go sit in the pure heat of the plant.

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  • 6 months ago

    The irony of this question, because I just did a grad level course paper on "Resistance to Change in Organization" for this Summer course. Change is going to happen regardless of what you do. Your organization has too or it will die. Fear, anxiety, and being left with information hurts employees when change occurs. Talking and discussing the change will help your job a lot.

    Source(s): Webster University Organizational Development Summer Course, Dr. Charlie
    • ccgod6 months agoReport

      It's not so much resisting change but our new boss wanted his own office so he kicked 2 people out and now 3 people share one office. But now its unprofessional that 3 people are in the same spot and they want the two mobile people to go sit in 100 degree heat instead of the air.

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