I've received more records from HR - my, what a hatchet job by protagonists Howells, Stapleton and Barnes [HSB]. I'm beginning to understand why the Trust remain very hostile and uncooperative to me. They lapped this nonsense up. You have to admire HSB for their audacity - they've had me in hysterical laughter at their sheer creativity - so economic with the truth they ought to be bankers. To while away time until I hear from Appeals, I'll share some gems.
See if this matches your experience - this sort of thing is commonplace in toxic environments:
HOWELLS - 'she [myself] bullied everyone at AWP [Avon & Wilts Mental Health Trust].'
I must have been busy - I worked in the office 1 day a week. Also, why give me a glowing reference for Uni only weeks before you wrote this? Ho Hum..
ANDREW MITCHELL, '[she] has a condescending tone generally..' 'AM also believes she uses this tone is used in formal meetings also though he could not on the day of the investigation meeting recall any further examples.'
Here speaks the HR Manager for Avon & Wilts Psychology. Supposedly neutral, this hearsay is typical of his 'evidence' in the Dignity Report.
ANDREW MITCHELL [AM] 'MR makes use of veiled threats. For instance.. email: “to reassure Liz I will not be making a formal grievance unless further rights of mine are breached”.'
To me, threat means a threat of violence. Their constant abuse of the term lead CE Iain Tulley to write to my MP that I had 'threatened and abused' staff. Tulley had never met me- clearly, he was spreading hearsay as above!
I believe my saying I would take a grievance if my rights were breached, is fair - I could have made a formal complaint but held off hoping for mediation. If that is 'bullying' then Mitchell is bullying me too.
'AM recalls that MR had shouted at another member of staff concerning alleged comments about MR’s shoes'
Classic Victoria Barnes, in her role of Health & Safety Officer. I reported a slip hazard and her response was that I was 'wearing cheap shoes'. I reported it myself [and was thanked by Paul Daniels, H& S Officer for the Trust). Rather thank thanking me, Barnes cried to Howells on the telephone that night. Next morning, Howells admonished me for 'upsetting Victoria'. Later, H& S erected a barrier where I had slipped, preventing the Trust having to potentially pay damages for elderly patients slipping on the faulty patch of tarmac. I rest my case.
Marianne's guides to mental illness received professional acclaim. Two new works are now on sale, 'Finding Time' & 'Beating the Bully.'