Be sure to document problems you have in the workplace

A member was having ongoing issues with a co-worker. With advice from staff rep Steve Torgerson, the member had been addressing the problem directly and keeping written notes about the problems that had occurred and how the problem had been dealt with. The member also continued to check in with GSU to relay events and document problems and progress with Steve.

It’s important to document problems you have in the workplace.

“Your memory gets fuzzy so it never hurts to keep track of things in writing or by documenting an incident in an email or phone call with your staff rep,” Torgerson advises. “Your notes or your staff rep’s notes may even be called as evidence to back up your story, and notes are given much stronger consideration than someone’s memory.”

If you want to discuss a workplace situation or learn more about how and when you should keep notes, contact your GSU staff rep.

Just want advice? GSU can help. If you need advice or ideas about how to handle a workplace situation, call your GSU staff rep. GSU toll-free:  1.866.522.6686 (Regina) or 1.855.384.7314 (Saskatoon). Contacting GSU doesn’t mean you are obligated to file a grievance and we won’t contact your employer or act on your behalf without consultation, direction, and approval from you.

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