Former Nike ETW: Research student survey abt WHQ exploitation re: any employee type
Heads up: this is very serious and also difficult to write about. Please be kind. I'm now a research student, studying adult education and training. A portion of my studies is around leadership and policy.
Last year I was an ETW at Nike in a management role. I recently started coming to grips with what happened to me while I was there. I want to see if others, ETWs or FTEs, might have info about being, or know of others who were, subjected to exploitation/abuse over the past five years (statute of limitations), for any length of time.
Note that this post is not about the phenomenon of being overworked. It is referring to a workload and manager so oppressive that is causes the person to feel isolated from peers/family, fearful for ad hominem reprisal, and despite their qualifications, don't feel like they are 'good enough'.
- Did you feel targeted for a medical condition you had?
- Was your Manager impossible to collaborate with, by way of moving goalposts, underhanded threats, etc?
- Did your job become something that you know, for certain, you would not have taken had it been explained truthfully?
- Did you work overtime as an ETW, and not paid overtime, despite your manager having full knowledge that you should have been?
- Did you feel increasingly isolated from your peers?
- Did your workload grow so much, that you were working insane hours and unable to connect with family or friends during evenings and/or late nights?
- Did your agency try to mediate or step in to ensure you worked in a safe environment?
- Did your manager ever 'stalk' you via shared project apps or 'assign' a peer to surveil you? What about co-opting your work without civil discussion, creating impossible deadlines, and gaslighting you (denying they ever heard that) when relaying pertinent information?
Thanks in advance. I appreciate your help with this.