Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a supervisor’s badmouthing once seeking a promotion: My company does not promote whistle blowers so going over her head will torpedo any hope I have of a future.
I work in distribution for a major grocery retailer as a foreperson. My immediate supervisor found out that I applied for a supervisor position recently. At first she was very supportive of me, asking my educational background and previous supervisory experience so she could help me. Then I started receiving below average evaluations, hearing about e-mails sent by her to management, and in the end when she was told that I was the top candidate she said that I could not be spared from her department until after the holidays (the position was filled because of this by someone transferred in from another facility).