I am opening one taboo subject in this article today.
Namely, I have received many e-mails and comments claiming that situation in EK now is much worse in all departments than it was just a few years ago.
Ex and present employees are writing to me saying that no matter from which department they come from they’re experiencing same difficulties as are the ones described on this blog: long working hours, insufficient salaries, mobbing and bullying by managers and superiors and lousy medical insurance. I even have to delete many rude racial comments on this blog every day. So, seems that there is some sort of problem with the managerial style in Emirates Airline.
I had a problem with DVP EKAS Anoma Manuel. She bullied me with warnings and messages, pretending to be god over my life and employment in EKAS, speaking with me in a rude and arrogant way. I have never thought, though, that this was because she is from Sri Lanka. That way of thinking is irrational, wrong and racist and, as I have explained before, I am, actually, very glad when someone who has chances to be discriminated by their sex, religion, place of origin, sexual orientation or health condition succeeds. Writing and administrating this blog, though, made me think about managerial styles and whether there is a difference between styles coming from Asia and the ones coming from Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
I had difficulties accepting that my manager could behave like Ms. Anoma (and many others) whose behaviour influences people’s sense of personal value and self-esteem. When your superior doesn’t respect you and molest you, if you’re young and inexperienced (and even if you’re not!) it tends to create trauma and deep frustration in you. This is, also, the reason why so many ex employees write to me. They’re are still hurt by the treatment in EK.
I am used to having rights and freedoms and obligations towards my employer. My employer doesn’t own my life and my skills and knowledge. My employer bought my work and work alone. This is the way it goes in Europe. So, I had many problems adjusting to the fact that the company owns my private life and treats me with disrespect. People don’t have names in Emirates Airline, they’re just numbers. I was even punished once for not wanting to give my staff number to the supervisor. I gave her only my name, so I was punished. And Mr. Joshua Waltz, the controller at the airport, approved the punishment.
This brings us to the second point: is there a difference between managerial styles and if those from the east are (predominantly) more autocratic? Why western managers in EK keep quiet and fit the system perfectly? They could never treat their employees like this at their home countries, so why do they do it in this company? Do they have to protect other managers in order to keep the company running, so they just agree with their decisions? Are they afraid of losing their jobs if they show a little expertise and morale?
I was wondering why all of those western HR managers support the madness of terminating my service just because I have asked to be treated as a human being. Do they have professional integrity and ethical system or they don’t respect themselves enough to respect others? Two western managers gave me the termination letter. One was my line manager Mr. Gavin Elliot-Wilson and the another one was some Karen, cold looking HR manager (?) who only shows up when someone is ought to be fired. The letter was signed by Mr. Rami El Samra, the manager which I have never worked with before. Ms Anoma disappeared during my termination process. She was protected in her misconduct and I was suspended and tortured with meetings and suspense.
Why is this happening?
I am opening the discussion in the belief that you will write civilized and polite comments, explaining with arguments and evidence whether you think that there is a difference in managerial styles and that one style specifically (whose?) became predominant in the last few years.
What is causing the present situation in Emirates Airline: the conflict of various managerial styles or the simple fact that people are all the same when it comes to the money?
Whether multiculturalism in Emirates Airline turns into something completely opposite to the concept of people from different cultures living and working together?
Does managerial multiculturalism without clear organizational culture and standards kill Emirates Airline?
*Keep in mind that I will erase every rude comment and all the accusations presented without evidence and explanations.