I work for a psychopathic manager, over the last 4 years I have seen her systematically destroy anyoe who dared to speak up. It is now my turn. I know there is nothing I can do all the bullying takes place behind closed doors although everyone in the company is aware it happens. I just want to move on but now I am terrified to ask for a refernce and as she is my line manager I know I must put her as a referee. I was going to speak to HR and ask them to be my referee if I am lucky enough to get an interview do you think this is a safe thing to do????
I have spoken to HR in the past as have others they have all either been managed out or are now on PIPs. Today she has told me I am on one I asked if it was disiplinary she said no but I dont trust her.
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This is a difficult situation for you. but if you are leaving she may not be so difficult. You are entitled to a certificate of service in any event, and you should ask HR for this whatever you do. Perhaps this is time to grease up to the manager and tell her you are moving on and how helpful she has been and then ask for a reference. She can only say no, or give you one and you would have a certificate of service anyway
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