How often have you daydreamed about confessing to everything you despise about the workplace in an email to your employers, and daring to press ‘Send All’?
We certainly have, and that is exactly what one man on his last day of employment actually did.
58-year-old Michael Stuban was due to retire from his job at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and did not hold back on his exit questionnaire. When asked to describe his time at the company, Michael began with:
‘The first 30 years [in the job] were great but the last 5 years were terrible. We have no morale. I feel the PTC is rudderless, that executive level management is out of touch with the average employee, only looking out for themselves.’
Instead of sending the email back to human resources, he chose to send it to everyone in the company, and it certainly created some tension.
The company’s chairman, Sean Logan, responded pretty passively aggressively with:
‘Mr Stuban, I don’t believe we ever met, and after reading your Exit Questionnaire, I am grateful that we didn’t.’
Michael also commented on the company’s inability to involve employees in company decisions, saying:
‘Everything is a state secret, no input is asked from the field until after decisions are made,’ he continued. ‘Employees are kept in the dark,’ and he hit out at their lack of genuineness, adding:
‘Giving us classes where we are being told we are not political. That’s Bull Shit.
Jobs/promotions are filled by the politicians – it’s who you know, not what you know. Positions created for people who are not qualified. Hiring people off the street when we have qualified personnel in our ranks… Nothing’s changed, why pretend.’
We can’t see any Christmas cards being exchanged by these two this year…