I am stuck in a real bad place at the moment, I work in the banking industry in a team of 28, the team leader for our team is never in work, he comes in extremely late for work, sits at his desk for an hour or so, then goes the pub, sometimes often not coming back. So far this year he's had 15+ weeks off work, none of which has been recorded on the official holiday chart. To give you an idea, last year Christmas eve, he went to the pub at midday, the next time we saw him was the 16th of February. Two weeks later, we recieved the following email from him.
"I'm off for a well deserved two week break (anyone opposing the last sentence should address their concerns directly to me in exchange for a P45!) "
That was in March of this year, since then, things have gotten no better, he offers no support, doesn't even wish us a good morning. Team morale is at an all time low and myself and some of the other team members do not know what to do. We don't want to get him in trouble, but we are all too scared to approach him, especially after that email from him.
Speak to his boss I hear you say? Well unfortunately for us, his boss is his drinking buddy, and they go the pub together, and yes, his boss doesn't say anything about the absence.
We don't know what to do, the team is suffering, and at the same time, he picks on certain people for being late, or having sick time, the whole time he has never done a full week the whole time we have worked with him, almost three years.
We did toy with the idea of going to HR, but if they didn't listen, and took his side, we would then be in the firing line for being sacked, or for him pushing people out the team.
We were thinking about sending an anonymous mail to HR, just really wanted to sound off here, and see if anyone in the law profession could offer us some advice??
Thanks in advance