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Went to HR to complain about horrible manager. Will I get fired or let go? I was just speaking up for myself.

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AD OP, I’ve been through this before and can guarantee you’re relationship with your boss will only get worse. The only way your situation will improve is a new boss or a new job. HR is likely not going to do anything if they haven’t already. Remember, HR is not there for you but there for the company and management to not get in trouble with their employees. Once your boss is notified that you complained they will likely look to take it out on you. When this happened to me my boss started to fabricate things to make me look bad. I eventually had to quit it became so bad. If you like everything about your company except your boss explore whether you can get a different supervisor. Otherwise, look for greener pastures. Also, please don’t listen to the people who say to go talk to your boss about it. Those people mean well with their advice, but unfortunately it’s for a world everyone wishes we lived in but is not reality. The vast majority of people would view this as confrontation. It may even seem like your talk went well but that’s just the person avoiding further confrontation. It really sucks but the reality is most adults are still emotionally children when it comes to something like this. I wish you good luck and a speedy and positive resolution.

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Thanks for this feedback. My boss is in a different office and so I think I can make the case that it’s hard to collaborate with him and get the support I need. Flip side is I’ll likely be taken off the account she oversees, even though I’m the day-to-day. Very tricky

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HR isn’t there for employees. It exists to mitigate risk and protect the c-suite and company shareholders. Nothing will happen to your manager, you however should try to switch groups.

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Start keeping detailed notes. Keep evidence of situations where it happens. Protect yourself. Maybe notify other more-senior people that you work with regularly, see if they can help. Try to switch teams. Job search. Been there. So sorry you’re dealing with it.

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Try to keep all complaints about the facts & how it impacted you. Take the emotion out of it as much as you can.

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Probably not either - but your manager will know about it.

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I think that you should have thought this through a bit more. If you are that uncertain, it means that maybe you could have found another solution.

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Depends on the agency. HR will try to play nice and appease everyone then it’s a big mess because they didn’t really make anyone happy or solve the problem. Usually one person leaves or moves to a diff team.

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Did you try addressing the problems with your manager first before going to HR? HR will always be about protecting the company.

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Start looking.

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Document everything. Keep copies of emails. Record any conversations. If they fire you because of this...find a good law firm and bring the evidence.

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I’m afraid I will be treated differently for going to HR about my manager. Worst part is that many other people have already been, but my manager’s boss doesn’t care to address the problem

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In that case, it would help your cause if others did the same, but don’t expect it to change anything.

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Document - they will try to manage you out. Document!

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Why don’t you try to have a convo with manager? It could still repair things... If manager asks you if you went to HR (they already know) so just admit it and explain why. Of course all this depends on how “horrible” they are. Some horribles can improve but others no hope. Best to move elsewhere then. FYI, after working in advertising for a while, no one goes to HR because it’s a pointless endeavor

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If he/she’s a shitty manager then they probably have had some feedback before.

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Yes

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define 'horrible'?

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SD1 you can definitely be fired for it. no question. it'll be dressed up as something else, but I would urge extreme caution here.

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I honestly think it depends. Things can reach a point where it’s worth going on record. I went to HR about a boss years ago and got others to go as well. I wanted them to know there was a problem. He was later let go - and I know it made a difference that people complained.

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Try to have a witness willing to be on the record, otherwise they (hr) can say it’s down to a you said / they said situation where HR can’t act.

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