Anyone ever been investigated in their job?
Just been told today i am being investigated at work but not suspended. 😯 It will be an internal investigation but still not very nice to have to go through specially as i haven't been dishonest, anyone else been through something like this and what did you do?Posted 11 years ago
Investigated for what? What line of work?Posted 11 years ago
Kangeroo court time 🙄
So what did you do or not do then?Posted 11 years ago
Are you in a union or federation?
If so, speak to them and seek advice.
We have a federation in work who can make sure that the company is following the correct proceedure and treating you fairly.
Also if they want to officially speak to you, they provide a fed rep to sit with you.Posted 11 years ago
I have, got fired then due to there error I got my job back. Ace. (I didn't want it back by the way) I was applying to other jobs in work time as well as looking at Uni courses which they also didn't take a fancy too. Call centres are shocking places to work. Glad I left in the end with a clean record and I'm at the end of my second year at uni. Good luck
Ps it's not nice to be investigated tho feel for yaPosted 11 years ago
Working in financial services we are constantly being "investigated" by compliance officers or the FSA.
If you've done nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about IMO.Posted 11 years ago
Yes, was accused of theft. It later came out that the laptop i was meant to have stolen was never delivered and the reception staff signed it out to me to cover thier backs! Was 3 weeks of hell to be honest.Posted 11 years ago
i probably will be soon, unless i can bring myself to follow dreary processes and avoid independent thinking 😯Posted 11 years ago
One of my team was recently suspended. We just found out he has been charged with prostitution and human trafficking !!! Its always the quiet ones.Posted 11 years ago
It will be an internal investigation but still not very nice to have to go through
Drugs bust by the sound of it! Make sure they warm the gloves before they come near you.
Hope this works out okay for you BTW.Posted 11 years ago
I have the odd trip to coroners court when things don't go to plan at work, and there is always an internal investigation in the run up to this. It's never good times, but providing I've done my job and covered my arse, it passes.Posted 11 years ago
"It will be an internal investigation"
You better lube up. 😯Posted 11 years ago
"anyone else been through something like this and what did you do?"
Just over a year ago. This place was my saviour.
And it may be about to get even more interesting very soon……Posted 11 years ago
Ah, I remember all that aggro Zed, not nice at all for you!Posted 11 years ago
Yes. After I exposed some corruption everything I did was subject to investigation. I was investigated 3 times on flimsy grounds – it was really harassment. My saviour was I kept a very detailed diary and had dotted every I and crossed every T. Was nasty for a couple of years. Union was no help, they seemed more concerned about the crooks. I left the job 3 years later when I realised there was more to life than work.
You need to be tough, keep your mouth shut where necessary even under pressure and be prepared to bring in outside legal help.
Would do it all again.Posted 11 years ago
Most companies have a fairly rigorous process to follow. Unfortunately, as we've seen here in the past, some companies have some pretty rubbish IT staff who haven't got a clue what they're doing, but who are believed anyway.
I've carried out lots of (IT and security) investigations on staff in the past. If you're really worried email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll let you know what the general process is for a company who does things the right way.Posted 11 years ago
Zed, I remember that, what a hell of a time you had, but I was amazed at how much help came from all quarters on this forum. I'm sure it'll help again here. Good luck, all.Posted 11 years ago
Havent had to put up with office crap for 25 years now (self employed) but in my last job an investigation would have gone something like
Manager shouts accros Foundry Oy Cu*t did you make this?
you reply – yea whats up with it?
Manager shouts well Clock off and Fu*k off then!
I guess that doesnt happen these days?Posted 11 years ago
I was investigated once, I made an error on a system I was not familar with and had HO and my manager threatening me to be fired.
I then complained I was not trained on the new system and was guessing.
A likely story my manager said and what proof do you have?
I printed out 60+ emails to tech, HR and my Line supervisor asking for training (as I was new) and gave it to my manager.
They then said I had a 5 days to learn 6 weeks work (while at Uni and part time) I was grilled and passed by their HO tech.
A week later my Manager was all friendly etc hello how are you…probably suprised I was still there.
I said fine and here this for you, 2 weeks notice.
Bunch of idiots trained their full time staff but not their part time staff!?
Put part time staff on duty outside of normal hours of customers and business operations so they sat around doing nothing for hrs…brainz???
Makes me laugh when I look at how some businesses are run.Posted 11 years ago
I've done investigations as an employer and as a fraud invetsigator.
I'll help you out if you want advice on the interogation techniques etc.Posted 11 years ago
Eamil in profile.
I got investigated last year for a pretty stupid expenses claim….cant claim to be innocent but the upshot was that I got away with it by the skin of my teeth when they could not conclusively proove any misdoing. The process was however fairly gruelling and not one that i would want to repeat as for about 3 weeks I was on tenter hooks and convinced i was down the road.Posted 11 years ago
expenses claim? was it for a duck pond?Posted 11 years ago
no just my second home….thank god for the bill of rights.Posted 11 years ago
Yep when I put 21 squares of laxative in a cup of hot chocolate and gave it to an annoying little scrote. He was off for three days with "an upset stomach" The inquisition was most amusing as the management couldnt stand the lad either.Posted 11 years ago
Company I used to work for got taken over by an American outfit. There was some suggestion of buyer backhanders, and therefore I was informally suspended for nearly 3 months, i.e. I had to come to work every day and then sit in my office and do nowt and speak to no one. At the end of that and having visited every supplier that I had been involved with they decided that I was the best thing since sliced bread, and then I left.
My best advice would be to keep a contemperanious diary of everything. Ask for a witness to be present every time they speak to you. Keep as many records, including photos and tape recordings, as you can. (I can and will lend you a "dicatfone" if you need one). Once its all over go for em, (obviously presuming you are in fact innocent of whatever it is).
The job and your place in the company is very likely to be fecked up anyway regardless of the outcome.Posted 11 years ago
I knew that you'd get caught for that gay porn eventually!! 😉Posted 11 years ago
Thanks everyone for all your posts, i've got my interview in the morning at 9:30, its basically local government who i work for part-time and the management have messed up. Similar situation to Zaskar, being dumped with work i have not been trained to do and expecting far far to much from someone on a part-time basis. Its the management covering their arses, but with the evidence i have i am hoping they will see that they are bulling the wrong person and drop it after this interview/report. Union are coming to interview with me and they are hopeful of a positive outcome. They also found out that the type of suspension i am on doesn't exist which just sums my management up…………………clueless.
Will post again when i know more thanks again take care of yourselves, and as my union guy says 'power to the people' 😆Posted 11 years ago
Oh i just realised i hadn't said that they suspended me a week after telling me i was being investigated because in that week i went and asked for help from my manager. This was then used as evidence against me that i was not safe to do my job 🙄 It should be good tomorrow i reckon when i drop bombs all over their flippin accusations!!Posted 11 years ago
Have fun and good luck.
it can be rather entertaining when management F up on this sort of thing – if you discount the stress. Ask themn for proof that they trained you to do the job. In local government there will be procedures to follow and I bet they have not done so.
Have you ever had supervison sessions or apparisal?
Good luck!Posted 11 years ago
Good luckPosted 11 years ago
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