Assignment 13 - Austin Klinghagen Professor Chet Barney Org...

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Austin Klinghagen Professor Chet Barney Org Behavior & Theory 4/19/16 Chapter 13 Assignment I am no different than many other people in the fact that I have had a boss who abused his power and authority. While I was still in high school and working at a golf course, the Head Pro of the golf department had a poor tendency to belittle his employees and use coercive threats. Luckily for me, he was also my high school golf coach and my best friend’s father, so I was not subjectified to this type of behavior for the first year and a half I worked there. However, I was not blind to the way he treated the other employees. To describe an event that would accurately display abuse of power, I would first start with the time the Head Pro pinned an employee against the wall. The most blatant example of physical abuse and harassment. The employee was also threated with termination. Although I was not present, the employee and another co-worker confirmed the story. The Head Pro also
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Unformatted text preview: kept his employees late and there was rarely a day where he did not verbally abuse the staff. Needless to say employee turnover was extremely high and employee motivation and moral was very low. His leadership tactics were weak and driven by fear. His threats were often empty and he rarely followed through on terminating employees. As for me, after 2 years working with him I had put up with enough of the ill-treatment of the staff and I stood up to him and called him out for his actions. We preceded to argue and he attempted to fire me; but, the General Manager of the country club wouldn’t allow it. I resigned from the club and wrote a letter to the GM explaining the Head Pros behavior and encouraged him to end their relationship with the Head Pro. The Head Pro was released a few months later....
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  • Spring '15
  • Chet Barney
  • Professor Chet Barney, Head Pro, Org Behavior & Theory

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