Anonymous (Former Employee), St. Paul – November 20, 2014
Pros: parking is ok.
Cons: insecure leadership.
It seems when US Oncology/MN Oncology wants to get rid of older employees or so called "problem employees" such as FMLA takers.The most common excuses they seem to use for getting rid of these employees was “job elimination.” However, that may have been just an excuse for what really looks like discrimination. The departments are not really eliminating the job, just changing the title and putting someone else or someone younger in their former positions. After years of great performance reviews, these employee's were getting reprimanded for things everyone does, or being nitpicked for things the company didn’t care about before, the company was gearing up for what I call the “suddenly stupid defense.” They were building a case to get rid of them for poor performance. It seems like one of the ways to force the employees out was to cut their job duties, limiting their authority and humiliating them with low-level tasks. Hoping they just quit in disgust. Towards the end they cut them out of meetings, excluding them from lunches, or sticking them in offices far from the action.
Almost the same scenarios for getting rid of their “problem employees.” When Human Resources department and upper Management are presented with this "problem employee". They try to manage or eliminate the employee so they do not cause problems with coworkers, the Leadership, or the organization. They will investigate how much a problem this employee is. Maybe they will wait and see if diplomacy will work to fix the "errant employee". Ultimately, HR supports management's choices, If they cannot diplomatically solve the issue, they will make the employee's life difficult so they quit on their own because they do not want to pay unemployment or worker's compensation. Making there life difficult can take many forms from a bad performance review, putting them on a "Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) the. If the person is a true legal threat we may need to cut their losses and remove them immediately.