Who ‘runs’ Cornwall Council???
Whilst browsing the local Paper website, (The West Briton) I came accross a reader comment.
Are Cornwall Council really this bad to work for???
Is this ‘whistleblower’ correct when he/she states that “White English people who were just given the jobs…”
or “Management ’employing’ their mates through the back door…”
“Corrupt staff should be investigated and dismissed, not promoted”
“Speaking as an ex-employee I witnessed some appalling behaviour. Although it was perpetrated by a relatively small number of individuals, these individuals permeate all levels of the Council and never seem to be subject to disciplinary action. Appalling openness and variety of racist comments. Numerous individuals being given promotions or put into management positions without any application form, interview or selection process taking place. No surprises that it is White English people who were just given the jobs – nothing like a good bit of indirect institutional racism i.e. it keeps the “foreigners” out (I refer to all the racist comments). One staff member confides in me that they ‘cry every morning’ on the way to work due to their manager ignoring and never speaking to them. I observed another staff member crying at their desk due to their manager changing their workload. Particular staff given pay rises without any written justification e.g. senior manager e-mails HR to increase the pay of employee X and they comply without any question or checks(!) Staff ’employed’ by the Council for months/years outside of the PAYE system to make them invisible on official headcount. Again, these jobs were never advertised. Management ’employing’ their mates through the back door. Management falsifying the results of public consultations – presumably to meet their own agenda? Management falsifying equality & diversity data – presumably to cover-up all the indirect racism and the fact that many jobs are not even advertised? Staff singled out and targeted for bullying and harassment and HR taking no action against the aggressors. In one case a senior staff member was targeted by two junior staff members, made medically ill and then ‘got rid of’. Both aggressors were allowed to ‘step up’ without any of the jobs being advertised. I know of two other staff members who were made medically ill (mix of stress, anxiety, depression) purely due to the manner in which they were treated by management. Senior staff on maternity leave deliberately undermined by junior colleagues who thought they would advance their own career to the detriment of the person on maternity leave. Disgraceful. Staff recruited into Adult Care without any employment checks taking place e.g. employ people first, then carry out employment checks later. I also witnessed HR staff colluding with management to fix the outcome of jobs that were actually advertised e.g. allowing the ‘favourite’ internal candidate to amend the job/person specification to their own advantage. Again, such practises help to keep the “foreigners” out. I am not even going to begin to describe the repugnant manner in which I was treated at Cornwall Council. Quite simply the worst place for bullying, harassment, racism, discrimination and corruption that I have ever worked. In case anyone is wondering, did I file a complaint? No I did not file a complaint. How could I? The “gang” culture would see me got rid of. The usual excuse (lie) that I saw used was “there is no longer any budget for your job.” It would have been me vs THEM (management gang and their HR mates). Nothing would be done, nothing would change. I hope that the Councillors read this and start addressing all the problems. In my opinion I would say that the HR functions are totally ineffective and non-existence. Corrupt staff should be investigated and dismissed, not promoted!!! Feels good to get that off my chest :)”
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