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Well, my apologies in advance, to some of us who might be HR employees...

However, after more than 10 years of professional experience in the US, I must admit I have generally given up on expecting good HR at all.

In 6 jobs and 3 employers, I've only met one HR person that would be truly capable: knowledgeable, efficient, communicative, proactive.

The rest have been quite disappointing, with my current experience being an immense disaster. "Action items", "hot issue", "initiative" and "follow-up" only seem to be foreign notions to my HR interlocutors.

The latest one has even showed a crude lack of professionalism, through her implicit refusal to give me any status update or appointment... when I know for a fact, that the information I need has already been communicated by another department. And it's pretty crucial regarding my legal stay in the country, and it's after another 6-month goof-up. Unbelievable.

Am I the only one experiencing this?
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I am with you 100% Pierre.

Apologies for those on AO who work in HR, but on average HR are scum. They work for senior management, and make normal employees' life hell! This year they tried to change the terms of my contract without my consent and without telling me, and I went berserk. They had to relent in the end.

Bunch of losers!
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No comment, well I wouldn't have, would I?:
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I thought you were in Tank Resources, ZF?
 
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HR can be a royal pain.

Thankfully our European head of HR is
based in our little office so we have a
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CIPD spouse, former appeals manager, graduate, lovely lady that she is.:
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Note that I do welcome any positive stories about how HR saved your day. I need to convince myself I've seen the worst of it.
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No taker in 9 hours on a week-end? Wow...
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I have to agree with you, I have watched the HR department in our company seem to have more and more influence on how the company is run. And all this is doing is making life more and more dificult for us employees.

I have worked for the company now for 3 years and only recently i was sent for INDUCTION training!!!!! and all because somebody in HR decided because i didnt do it when i started it would benefit me.
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Still they're not as bad as the IT department!




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I'm with you on this one. Our HR department screwed up when I changed departments a few years ago. Only found out when my IT account died. Shortly afterwards got a P45. Took 6 months to get my records corrected to show my correct pension and starting dates. I accidentally intercepted some e-mail traffic between my HR contact and his director, where he was assuring the director that he had been talking to me about the issue and I was happy with progress, despite me never once managing to speak to him as he never answered his phone and never answred his messages. Absolute t*sser.
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HR, I have been interviewed by positive people from HR, I enjoy interview stages for a job. The job I just left had no form of HR and that was bad, approaching your direct boss (small company) for any form of consultation didn't seem to work. HR, human resources, we are all them, I wish departments of middle management would realise that. Hope your weekend is going okay =)
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Grrrr at Hr who gave me a warning for being away from work sick ......I had a doctors note too!!!!!!!!
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We haven't got an HR department in our company in Europe. Somehow life goes on....

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OK, let's get this going! Who works in the NHS? HR are suddenly responsible for actually doing stuff - appointments, posts etc and guess what? They are cr4p at it because they have never had to do a proper job with a deadline on it.

Only jok........P45!? Wha.......
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Well, well, well... Things for me are back to square one.

Since they screwed up in the first place, I had requested HR review my visa process, after Legal gave me a dubious self-contradicting advice... Advice I myself investigated and found to be plain wrong with higher authorities, nothing less.

Well HR told me with a smile things were running their course with Legal, and I had to wait to hear from them. Tss, tss, tss...

These people are hopeless.
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Who interviews the HR staff ??
 
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Who interviews the HR staff ??


the monopolies commission
 
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Who interviews the HR staff ??
The dungeon master.

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Our company has doubled in size in 5 years so they outsourced many of the HR functions..contracts..time management,, absence processes, vehicle monitoring.

Its all gone very big brother. Recently I finished my scheduled days work at 4pm.I had a bad headache so instead of ringing in for more work I went home..getting home at about 4-30. They rang me at 4-45and tried to get me to go out on a new job. I said I wasn't feeling very well and had gone home to bed (all true). Next day i get an official letter in my tray about finishing work early without authorisation, and making me fill in an absence sheet....all for 15 minutes of lost time at the end of the day.

Other days it is quite usual for us to work until 6 or 7 pm even though our contractual hours are 8am to 5pm. You never hear any thanks for working late...but when you need a bit of slack...they are not interested, and I told them so in no uncertain terms. We don't get overtime for late work.

I'm thinking of leaving and setting up on my own. Thats what our version of HR does for me.

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