Threatening Interview.

#1
Folks, if this is in the wrong place, sorry

In a couple of weeks, I'm to be interviewed by a Senior Manager. Nothing serious just returning back to work after illness.
This Manager is a ballache. the Interview will as usual go to shit. He's under the impression my wage comes out of his pocket.

He will be telling me that he personally saved my job when Human Resources were trying to get rid of me, total bollocks.
Work has been fantastic for me during the past couple of months. In fact, Work arranged for me to be seen by a Specialist privately
NHS would have taken ages.

This ballbag verbally loses it then denies he said a word, a few folks have been left embarrassed by this clown.
Taking him round the back of the MT sheds is out of the question. too many cameras ! !

Is there any sneaky way of recording this pricks verbal bollocks, not trying to sink him, just want a fair professional interview.

Cheers in Advance.
 
#3
Take a Union rep in with you or a third impartial party. Ask for someone to take notes and ask for a copy. Neither of these things is unreasonable and was the norm in my previous employment in a fairly big blue chip retailer.
 
#7
If yo want a fair, professional interview, then recording it without his knowledge/consent is not the way to go about it IMHO.
As other have said, request HR are represented and ask them to make a record of it (not necessarily audio).
 
#8
Been there, done that. I got a union rep in with me, notes were taken from both sides, whenever the boss went a bit far the union rep stepped in and gave him a few polite words. Result, no further action.
 

MrBane

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#9
Secrete someone up in the roof tiles to burst out at the appropriate moment.

Covert recording is not illegal but is also not admissable let in most cases as evidence.

It's more for scenarios where there are no Union reps, HR boss, etc.
 
#10
Secrete someone up in the roof tiles to burst out at the appropriate moment.

Covert recording is not illegal but is also not admissable let in most cases as evidence.

It's more for scenarios where there are no Union reps, HR boss, etc.

Plus if all he really wants is to not have a shitty aggressive interview, covertly recording it won't make a difference as the manager won't be aware he is being recorded anyway.
 

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#11
Folks, if this is in the wrong place, sorry

In a couple of weeks, I'm to be interviewed by a Senior Manager. Nothing serious just returning back to work after illness.
This Manager is a ballache. the Interview will as usual go to shit. He's under the impression my wage comes out of his pocket.

He will be telling me that he personally saved my job when Human Resources were trying to get rid of me, total bollocks.
Work has been fantastic for me during the past couple of months. In fact, Work arranged for me to be seen by a Specialist privately
NHS would have taken ages.

This ballbag verbally loses it then denies he said a word, a few folks have been left embarrassed by this clown.
Taking him round the back of the MT sheds is out of the question. too many cameras ! !

Is there any sneaky way of recording this pricks verbal bollocks, not trying to sink him, just want a fair professional interview.

Cheers in Advance.
If you are a civi, youhave the right to representation or a friend/witness being present. Also, ask for a copy of the sickness policy from this person or HR as well before the interview.
 
#14
Here is some of what I was sent by Union rep couple of years ago, but wouldn't think it has changed

The manager should carry out return to work interviews to:
  • welcome employees back and check they are well enough to work;
  • update employees about any changes that have taken place during their absence;
  • identify any workplace adjustments that may be needed;
  • develop, or discuss, the details of your agreed Return to Work Plan;
  • confirm that their absence record is correct;
  • allow them to discuss any other issues that you may need to help them with.
 
#15
Union rep for definite and I would approach HR myself and ask for someone from there to be present as well. Cover all your bases if he's that much of a knob.
 
#16
as above. take rep/HR/impartial 3rd party

I regularly covertly record my interfaces with people on projects who are

1. Unable to control their emotions
2. Don't like straightforward adult discussions with no frills and cry upstairs with lots of finger pointing

At the very least it reminds me to continue to be civil and polite in the face of ferocious quadcuntry from inadequate jobbies, mind you I still get complaints
 
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#17
Here is some of what I was sent by Union rep couple of years ago, but wouldn't think it has changed

The manager should carry out return to work interviews to:
  • welcome employees back and check they are well enough to work;
  • update employees about any changes that have taken place during their absence;
  • identify any workplace adjustments that may be needed;
  • develop, or discuss, the details of your agreed Return to Work Plan;
  • confirm that their absence record is correct;
  • allow them to discuss any other issues that you may need to help them with.
I'd say it was not unreasonable to ask for a written agenda for the meeting in advance [so you can have any information required to hand to answer questions]. Then you can confirm these are the things to be discussed. If they aren't ask for them to be included. Copy HR as well as your boss with the request and any responses to their reply. That way you make it obvious you're not a fool in advance, but are taking a positive attitude to the meeting.
 
#18
Make him a nice cup of coffee. With extra, errm, cream in it.
 
#20
In a couple of weeks, I'm to be interviewed by a Senior Manager. Nothing serious just returning back to work after illness.
This Manager is a ballache. the Interview will as usual go to shit. He's under the impression my wage comes out of his pocket.

He will be telling me that he personally saved my job when Human Resources were trying to get rid of me, total bollocks.
Sounds likes right ******...... is it me ?
 

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