Remember those mean kids who had a party and invited everyone in the class except two or three kids? Remember how bad those kids felt, being the only ones left out? Remember wondering how parents could be so insensitive?
The department party is set for Memorial Day weekend. The e-mail invite went out with four or five names left out. The ones invited don't really want to go but some will attend anyway. One told me she is afraid to say no. She is a favorite now and doesn't want to do anything to jeopardize the privileges she receives, even if it means leaving her husband and child alone for a few hours. One told me she didn't care about consequences and it would be a cold day in hell before she attends one of these functions. Still another was invited but everyone knows she never checks e-mail and won't even find out about the party until it has passed.
Supervisors are supposed to judge their employees on the job they do and treat them all equally. Favoritism should not be shown to anyone. Yet, favoritism is alive and wEll in this department and no one seems to care. The ones with the power to stop it must be wearing blinders as they see nothing.