How to handle a supervisor?

My husband the last few weeks has been dealing with a supervisor that obviously doesn’t like him. He gets treated poorly and purposely tries getting him in trouble. This supervisor isn’t his direct supervisor even. Today my husband had a meeting with his boss, the dick supervisor, and two other people from the proper chain of command. All the meeting did basically was the supervisor did all he could to make himself look good and told my husband he was taking away all of the certifications he has earned over the last 3 years. What can he do at this point basically?

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  • 1 month ago

    report it to HR, this sounds like an illegal action

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That sounds like a military problem.

  • 2 months ago

    What can he do at this point basically?

    Either file a grievance to HR or look for a new job..

    will"his boss" stand up for him"?

  • 2 months ago

    What kind of an answer are you looking for here?  The hotline for the Politeness Police to call them in to make these people be nice to your husband?  The options are pretty simple:

    Work harder at whatever these people are wanting him to do to try to please them.

    Talk to his boss to find out what he's doing wrong so he can improve.

    Keep doing what he's doing and not care what people he doesn't report to says or does.

    Be a baby and throw tantrums.

    Leave.

    Now as for these 'certifications' you like to refer to.  If it is a professional certification, they belong to him not the company.  The company cannot take them away.  If it is an internal thing that the company does, it will have no value outside the company.  So it doesn't matter what they do with them.

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  • G
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Demons and artists cooperate for you common goal, Ignorance!

  • 2 months ago

    My husband has talked to his supervisor, the problem supervisor as well as higher up. He is a contractor. So, his HR people are different than the HR people of the problem supervisor’s. (My husbands HR office is located out of state). He also does have another job lined up. Yet, it won’t start for another 2 months. His certifications he earned through the company while working for them. Can the supervisor really not take his certifications away? 

  • 2 months ago

    The most important issue here for me is that he has to deal with this.  HIS supervisor should be dealing with.  Your husband should be asking his supervisor and HR what the next steps are.  Find out if his supervisor doesn't care, doesn't have the knowledge/experience/guts to fight for his employees, or actually agrees with the problem supervisor.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Get a new Job, then Quit on the spot.

    OR

    Write down Names, Places, Dates, Times, and Problem, then hand it to Human Resources.

    Best to have a new job in advance.

  • 2 months ago

    Your husband isn't telling you the truth.

    The certificates your husband earned cannot be taken away.  He earned them like a college degree.

    Can your husband be demoted and not use the certifications on the job?  Sure. 

    What should your husband do?  Talk with his immediate supervisor and manager. 

  • Alex
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    This is a conversation he should have with his direct supervisor.  The question he needs to ask is "What do I need to do to be successful?"  Those exact words.  His supervisor should say specifically what he expects.  If he is allusive or non-specific, your husband should then give a couple of examples of what's going on, then repeat the question of what he needs to do to be successful.  This forces the supervisor to step up and either intervene on your husband's behalf or give guidance as to what your husband can do differently to succeed.

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