I was extremely happy and fulfilled working at OU. Only was it until my last Manager to whom I did not mesh with, did I get fired. She was not supportive, rather she was cold, unapproachable, and very intimidating. All to which I mentioned in a tactful way when she asked me to be honest about why staff never questioned her orders. I then got fired. Prior to this, I had an excellent professional assessment and a very sound reputation as a professional with faculty, fellow staff members, upper management and most importantly students.
How did she get away with this? Oakland has a probationary period I had to apparently adhere to even though I had been there for 6 years. The HR Director, later I found, did not check my work records. HR protects Directors before they will protect staff. Be aware of Macomb County. Rochester - main campus is an amazing place to work. Go Golden Grizzlies! Please note: I am also an Alum, so this was a heart-breaking, life- changing experience for me.