Sorry about the temporary suspension of blog posts. April has been a strange and turbulent month of self-doubt, but I’m pleased to say I’ve laid those demons to rest - permanently!
It won’t happen again.
But please don’t imagine that I gave up on my anti-workplace bullying activities in the interim.
Over the Easter bank holiday, I sent a copy of Bullied by the Boss to Vince Cable’s department, along with a letter explaining I wanted my workplace bullying story on his shelf before countless others joined it, thanks to his new employment reforms.
As if I needed proof, a friend drew my attention to a letter in the Straight to the Point section of the Daily Mail. Mr Cox asked the Mail to take a balanced approach to stories about employment reform (quite right too). His daughter was told her performance was substandard (despite written appraisals to the contrary) and sacked after 11 months in her job. Her employer, a Manchester law firm, admitted she’d have a good case for unfair dismissal just one month later. And that was in the good old days when an employee only had 12 months before their rights kicked in. Now, thanks to Vince Cable, we’ve got a 24 month wait.
Talking of waiting, I hope it won’t be too long to hear from Department for Business, Innovation & Skills as to whether they’ve read the book. Realistically, they won’t have the time. Not with all those employers lobbying them for even more power over their workforce.
Oh boy, it's great to be back!