I've recently joined Deloitte India as a Consultant. One of the Associate Directors is forcing me to move to the base location ASAP. I'm not fully vaccinated and have my own inhibitons. 3 back to back deaths in my family due to covid. But he is not ready to understand any point and wants me to move. It's really taking a mental toll on me.
What should I do?

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If it's DI, put a word to ethics officer and Talent officer. Anonymous tipping is usually supported.
I heard about an AD getting sacked overnight due to alleged harassment, for which evidence was supplied anonymously, and the employee was supported by HR and Ethics officer.
Do not get bullied. If this gets out in the media there will be a lot to contain, so don't worry.

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Do I need to produce a proof for it?

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Hi. It is not mandatory to work from base location unless it is mandatory from client side. Wo is ur client ? If it is a financial service client, then it is mandatory usually. If it is not client mandate, then Noone can decide on behalf of u, from where u should work. Rest assured. If it is client mandate, u can change ur project by talking to your resource manager. Talk with ur coach and buddy as well. They will be able to guide u better than fishbowl since they will be aware of the whole scene. At last, u can reach out to ethics team to raise a complaint if ur director is forcing u to relocate without any need for that. But I find it hard to believe that a director would ask u to come to base location with out a pretty good reason. Write the cause of his ask in ur post.

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He's an Associate director. He has become an AD this year. When I asked him about the project he gave me a diplomatic reply. At least he could have told me about the project and the client as to where and what the requirement was.

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If he forces me again, I'll take the Director and HR in loop. Btw I recorded his call when he said all these :D

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That's good but don't use it till you're being forced to prove. I mean save it in your arsenal. Hopefully this should solve without much trouble once HR & partner are involved.

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I'm not sure about Deloitte India but USI has Wfh till end of this year. You can speak to HR about this, this pure BS. When the offices are not open, what's the point of moving base location?

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Yes, I'll definitely keep this in mind. It's just my 3rd week here and I've started to face the friction.

Btw how difficult it is to change the base location?

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This is not looking good. How did he frame the message ?

Also start taking notes, document everything. Things might escalate soon. Check for the mails, policies around covid working.

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No framing of the message. Straight forward much.

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As per what the CEO said, one can’t really force to come to office. Don’t get bullied, raise to your partner if required. But like many mentioned, provide proofs of your past communication with the AD

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Were you aware of the base location at the time of joining? Also did you sign the offer letter with the current location or base location mentioned in the package?
Whats your current and base location?

Wow. I can see people here bashing me as if I am the one at fault and creating an issue without any reason. Well, it's a free world and you can openly express your opinion out here but kindly see to the other side of the coin as well.
No I don't expect the leadership to write to me for each and every minute detail but the least I can expect is to let me know about the project he wants me to get onboard and about the client expectations.
Is it too much to ask for?

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Have you joined deloitte india or deloitte USI, as I have the location changed to my base location in offer letter?

I'm in Deloitte India

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