SunTrust Bank - SunTrust Is Not Family Friendly
DECATUR, GEORGIA -- My manager was a dictator. He was very petty. He came from a broken home. He never married and never had children on his own. So, he had a hard time understanding why when I woke up in the morning with a child that had a fever vomiting and diarrhea, why I had to miss work.
The next day he would cut my lunch to fifteen minuets. I complained to HR, but it was in vain, it only made my time there worse. HR backed him. They said he had a right not to give me lunch. I said he did but not as a form of punishing me for calling out.
His assistant wasn't any better. If your vacation clashed with hers she would pull you in the office and bully you to the point of tears. That environment suited her fine. She had children, but she never spent much time with them. She'd be there at 11 o'clock fiddling with papers. I found that sad, I liked eating dinner with my children and my husband.
I'm happy I left. My manager now is no softy but he does understand the balance of family and career. I am very grateful for finding a company that does understand that I am a person.