In the world of work , every new entry, especially if at the top levels, can alter the corporate balance that had been established up to that moment (and, usually, for good reasons, if things worked). The arrival of another boss , for example, could upset the habits established over time between superiors and employees, with the latter finding themselves having to accept important changes and different rules imposed by the new management. A user wanted to tell on the Reddit platform what happened in the factory where he works and that he turned against the new director.
The author of the post explained that the expected working hours in the factory where he has been employed for four years end at 16. Since his first day of work, the workers have always left at that time, which is considered normal by his superiors . “The guys in the production department usually turn off their cars around 3.30pm , clean the station and then go to the showers, change into normal clothes to be ready to go out at 4pm.”
However, things seem to have changed with the arrival of a new boss , who has decided to intervene to change the previous state of affairs. “A new factory manager came in recently and was annoyed when he found that the workers stop work 30 minutes early to clean their stations and change clothes. He called a big meeting and told us to let them know that at 4pm they have to leave, but stop working.”
Too bad, however, that the new manager has overlooked a fundamental company rule : employees clock in only when they leave the building, doing so after 4 pm would therefore become overtime .
“Over the past three weeks people have turned off their machines at 4pm and have taken their time to clean their workplace and shower, spending around 40-60 minutes a day. Today the new manager found out that over 100 people have accumulated 20 hours of overtime, for a total of 2,000 hours of overtime that cannot be counted as production hours.”
Until that moment, in fact, the employees had generously brought each activity within the deadline and considered regular, reaching the daily objectives a little earlier. “The new manager is now walking around the complex trying to find a way to justify the fact that suddenly, under his leadership, the company needs 2,000 extra man hours when for over ten years that has never happened.”
Perhaps it would have been appropriate to understand the reason for certain dynamics before wanting to distort them, what do you think?