I work as an account manager for a private company since December 2005. For the past year I have been told numerous times by the owner via email and over the phone. I am the “worst account manager”, my performance is “very weak and needs improvement” when it comes to working with challenges brought on by the client. I have been told I will be saying “Welcome to Wal-Mart”.
My concern is the owner is saying these things to me when I go to my director and/or vice president and they tell me they are keeping the owner up to date with regards to my clients.
This has caused a very stressful work environment for me that the week for December is suffered from excruciating back muscle spasms where I ended up being heavily medicated and bed ridden for 4 days. (Luckily I had the days off as vacation)
I need to understand my rights can an employer stated such awful things and when I attempt to communicate with him he doesn’t want to listen. I even went to the extent of surveying my clients on my services and ability and I received excellent feedback. When I mentioned this to the owner he did not care to hear about it.
Also, I am a salaried virtual employee working over 55 hours a week and only getting paid for 40. The company requires us to complete a time sheet yet we are not offered over time or comp time. Can you tell me if this is legal?
I must advise you I have over 18 years experience in my industry and have an excellent reputation and credentials. Unfortunately the best solution would be for me to get a new job but of course due to the economy there are no openings in my field.
The company is based in PA and I work out of my home in FL.
Thank youThis information was helpful and I found out since the company is based in PA I must follow those laws. The worst part is the owner is the one doing the harassment and last Tuesday I was handed a written warning. I did refuse to sign it and I am working on a response since the warning lacked details and truth. My mental and physical health is deteriorating over all of this, other in the company state I am being set up. I don't understand since my clients respect me and I am one of the few that have the most experience. Thank you!
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