I've been working at my company for just over 3 years now and are the longest employee. I have a medical condition which causes me to have an irregular sleeping pattern which causes me to be late for work occasionally. The company directors both know about this and have been very supportive. I know being late is wrong and I ensure my time sheets are the same as co workers regardless of what time I start.
2/3 weeks ago we took on a sales person to help bring in some work. To do this we all had to take a wage cut of 20%. This newly appointed person is a friend of the director and calls himself a Commercial Director. Yesterday I was late for work and was accosted by this person who demanded to know why I was late. I said that I had already spoken to the company director about the reasoning for my absence which silenced him.
Later that day the rest of the team left for lunch leaving just me and him. Within seconds of the door closing he relaunched his interrogation to which I flatly responded by explaining that I didn't feel it was his right to know since he was just a sales guy and not the company director. He proceded to attack my morals, my attitude towards work, my respect for my coworkers and threatened dismissal. At this point my coworkers returned from lunch to which he broke off the conversation abruptly.
When the company director came back he called me into a meeting to see how I was getting on, before he could say a word distressed from the earlier events I burst into tears and was sent home. Never have I been so distressed.
The next day I sent a text to the director to say thanks for being sensitive yesterday and that I'd like to resume our private meeting today. As I was getting ready to go into work with a brave face on my coworker sent me a message explaining that the Director had shown that text to this sales guy / commercial director and that he would also be joining in on the meeting.
The meeting went ahead and before saying anything I requested that the sales guy was not present in this private meeting as I didn't feel comfortable discussing my condition infront of him. Almost immediately the sales guy opened up and said that my attitude was disgusting and that asking for him to not be present was very rude. The director said very little in that meeting.
I'm upset that the Director showed private messages to this staff member without my permission and that my wish to have a private meeting wasn't honoured.
Talking to my fellow co workers they said that what they heard was out of order and that they too have had similar fights. Moral is very low right now.
The other director returns from holiday next week and I was wondering. Should I talk to them about this guy? or should I just leave quietly?