Moved Overnight

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about workspace being moved: I’m feeling caged. Do I bring this up with him? The space issue was already mentioned when he first brought up moving my workspace. Do I bring it up with my union? Is this a form of harassment or trying to frustrate me so I seek employment elsewhere?

I arrived this Monday morning to find my workspace had been moved. The boss had notified me of this pending move, but nothing was set in stone. My workstation has now been moved to a significantly smaller cubicle. I have lost 2 drawers, one cupboard, and went from a U-shaped desk to a single short counter. I am a permanent employee. He states the reason for this move is he is bringing in a few people for temporary/contract work. Why are they entitled to a bigger workspace, even if they’re just here for a short time? Even more so, I feel a complete lack of respect. He moved all my stuff. What says he didn’t go through everything? (Not that I keep personal information at work, but what if I did?) I don’t even know where I’ll keep all my files and binders; things I access regularly as part of my job. This new workspace is so tightly crammed against another, I need to move my chair when that person wants to access the desk drawers. I’ve never had an issue with small spaces before, but barely even being able to move my chair is a bit much, even for me. I’m feeling caged. Do I bring this up with him? The space issue was already mentioned when he first brought up moving my workspace. Do I bring it up with my union? Is this a form of harassment or trying to frustrate me so I seek employment elsewhere? (We’ve had tiffs in the past, because I refuse to lie for him, among other reasons.) I have been here 3 years, and this is the 4th time I am moved desks.

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