Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about bad workplace conditions and management failure to correct them:
I have worked as the editor for a small newspaper for the last two years. Throughout that time, multiple things have happened to make me question my future here and the legality of the business. First off, the owner also owns a bank and uses his small newspapers as a tax write-off. He refuses to meet his employees and all questions/concerns go through my manager. My manager is passive and discourages communication between papers. She told me that I was never allowed to contact HR, which I know is illegal, because the owner gets upset.