I am over 10+ years in the job providing customer service in supply chain logistics. It is a sort of a cross functional role that requires a certain knowledge about freight forwarding / supply chain / planning. It is also unique role as I am trilingual - part of my jobs specs.

Recently, about a month ago I was told my performance is not reaching certain standards. Now I am on PIP. I read this "exit door ... over there". Person conducting so called meetings does not want to speak in English and switch to French for convenience. (note, I live in Ireland). In my view this is an attempt to remove me from my post.

Can you please advise me what are my options or is there anything that should be done to beat the "system" especially now. I would like to keep this job. (loads of experience and expertise doing it for 10+ years) Help please.

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    With respect to you being trilingual and the wanting to conduct the conversation in French, is French a language that you are fluent enough in to use in a business context?
    – Myles
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 21:10
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    I am not native French speaker but certainly well spoken and able to talk / write on any subject. Point is, my manager has not mastered English to the desired level. My impression is than any argument that I provide is only understood by two of us. I am presented with bogus statistics that are way out from my own KPI that I maintain for myself. As it is becoming formal now I am simply panicking and to be honest quite surprised that after all these years it came to this. Now 'am literally told I am not good enough. (after 10+ years) Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 21:48
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    Is it part of the job requirements to be able to speak French well? If so, having meetings in French doesn't seem (particularly) unreasonable, regardless of which language you prefer or where you are. Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 22:06
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    If there are other people in the meetings, repeat every response in French also in English, for the benefit of "...." Commented Nov 22, 2018 at 9:34


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