You need to talk to a lawyer before any interaction with your company. Anything you say to their HR, your former boss, etc. can and will be used against you, should the situation escalate legally. If you email your former HR you may make exactly the slip of tongue needed to take your old boss entirely off the hook.
Consulting with a lawyer is safe. You do not need to sue or serve them papers of any kind and lawyers do not just randomly do this without your asking them to. If your lawyer is pushy then find a better one.
Your city or country may offer other legal resources but I’m not an expert here. Maybe someone can post an answer filling out the kind of regional resources usually available.
You have the option of just letting this go as any action you take will have consequences on your career. Even consulting with a lawyer costs money. Maybe they won’t be bad consequences but you still should not be reckless.
I’m not sure whether there is any material upside for you. If a lawyer wants to sue for damages treat that as a doctor telling you you need surgery: it’s a serious operation, with lots of risk, can drag on and on and be costly, and you probably want a second opinion. If you just want justice then you may have better options, but you are of course solidifying your former boss as an enemy instead of merely as a bully who doesn’t otherwise care about you that much.
I understand that justice may be important to you and I’m glad some people pursue it, even when it can probably only hurt them. In this case, consulting with a lawyer or regional resources is step #1. That’s your decision.
More than half of American workers describe their relationships with their coworkers as being close friends. More than 40% have orchestrate purely professional relationships. No matter the level your relationship may be with your colleagues, giving a thank you message for a coworker when they help you out is a perfect way to show gratitude. The following messages will help to inspire the right sentiment.
From finding me a date to being a motivating workmate, you have been the best buddy. Thanks for everything.
I am going to make a suggestion to LinkedIn to let me vote for my favorite colleague and if that ever gets implemented, its inaugural recipient will be you. Thank you for an awesome co-worker.
I am not sure if my best friend can fill the shoes of my best colleague at work. But I am sure that YOU – my best colleague can easily fill the shoes of my best friend. Thanks for your support.
I am so honored to your trust, I assure you that you can count on me.
I appreciate your skills and attitude to work. It seems like there will be no problem that you can’t solve. Thank you for everything. You’re simply the best.
I can’t wait to retire because I can’t wait to end our professional relationship and enjoy our out-of-work friendship. Thanks for being friend first, colleague second.
I consider myself very fortunate for having a chance to work with an expert of your caliber. Working with you was a great learning experience for me. I really value the knowledge and insight you have.
I don’t care when and where I retire, all I know is that I want you at my retirement party because your inspirational influence has shaped my career. Thanks.
I don’t compete with you for anything except being a better colleague to you than what you have been to me. Thank you for being such an inspiration.
I don’t how I can show enough appreciation, to a co-worker who has given me so much motivation. Thanks for being such an inspiration.
I have worked hard to get a promotion but deep down inside I know that I wouldn’t have got it without the selfless support of a co-worker like you. Thanks mate.
I never face Monday morning blues, because of fun colleagues like you. Thank you.
I never have coffee at work because your bubbly personality is all the caffeine I ever need to kick-start my day. Thanks.
I want to express my deep appreciation for the help and support you have offered me on my recent project. I feel so grateful to you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer so many questions. Without your help, I would not have been able to complete the project in such a proficient and timely manner.
I will never change my job because no other company can offer me my favorite perk which I receive here – an amazing colleague like you. Thanks for your help with the presentation.
If the company’s management allocated 1% of their budget more to hire efficient colleagues like you, I am sure they would get 99% more productivity and results. Thanks for being a fantastic colleague.
If you were my boss instead of my colleague, work would be so much more fun, I say. Thank you for brightening up each and every day, with your hilarious pranks and funny ways.
It is always nice to work with a well envisioned colleague. Your positive energy radiates into us. I am so grateful.
More than being proud of working for an extraordinary company, I am proud of working with an extraordinary colleague like you. Thanks for making my work-life extraordinary.
Most of my ideas work not just because they are creative, but because they are supported and endorsed by colleagues like you. Thanks a lot.
My biggest professional asset is not my past experience or educational background – it is a mix of the skills and street smartness I have learnt from you. Thanks for being my colleague and my mentor.
My devotion to my work intensifies a lot for you have always encouraged me. Thank you.
My monthly target looked sky high. I thought I would die. But you helped me and made me fly. Thanks so much.
My vacation wasn’t awesome because of the exotic destination, but because it was free of any professional interruption. Thanks for filling in for me.
Ordinary colleagues come and go. But when a special colleague comes by, you just know. Thanks for being my special colleague.
Regarding my work, I hate it when you give me bad feedback upfront. But deep down inside I appreciate it because I would rather know the truth even if it is blunt. Thanks for biting the bitter pill.
Thank you dear colleague for the support and long term working rapport you have shared with me. I really appreciate our working term and your help throughout my work and extend my good wishes for your future
Thank you for making me realized that I can be better worker. You consider me, not just a colleague, but a friend. Thank you so much.
Thanks a lot dearest colleague for your support and help in the demo project. I gladly appreciate your effort and extend my thankful wishes for your effort in the same.
Thanks for always watching my back, and cutting me some slack when I goof up at work because of a few skills that I lack. Thanks.
Thank you for caring and supporting me wholeheartedly. The great role you have been playing in my life is immeasurable. I’m grateful for all your help and continued support.
The biggest advantage of working with fun colleagues like you is that I don’t feel like I am working at all. Thanks for bring smiles on the faces of all your co-workers.
The soft board in my cubicle has pictures of my family and best friends. The soft board at my home has pictures of my favorite colleagues including you. Thanks for treating me like family at work.
What goes around, comes around – I don’t know if this really happens but if it does, you are going to have a lot of success in your professional life, because that is what you have helped me get. Thank you.
With a colleague like you around, overtime is not just about extra work and long hours but extra fun and long gossip sessions too. Thanks for adding your magic touch to my otherwise boring and dull work-life.
Without you, our targets would go for a toss and I would be at a heavy loss. Thanks for behaving like a colleague, even though you are my boss.
Word has it that the boss is presenting us gifts. I guess the fatso finally woke up from his slumber and saw our work. I appreciate your effort partner.
Working with you has been the turning point of my career. Thank you for everything.
You are not just an ideal colleague, you are also a colleague who is my idol. Thanks for being such a big inspiration in my life.
You are the kind of colleague every professional wants. You are the kind of employee every company wants. You are the kind of boss every worker wants. Thanks for adding value to our team by being the all-in-one package.
You gave me all the things I did not get from my education including determination, motivation and inspiration. Thanks for being a colleague and a teacher – two in one.
You have set a very high benchmark. I don’t think any other will be able to match the kind of inspiration you bring to work every morning. Thanks.
You have truly inspired me to work with sincerity and dedication. I am looking forward to implementing all of your valuable suggestions.
You have watched over me at work just like parents watch over kids until they can walk by themselves. Thank you for all your help.
You showed me patience instead of anger, guidance instead of annoyance and understanding instead of intolerance. Thanks for being a supportive colleague.
Your efforts will forever be appreciated. Because of you, I am more dictated to my work. Thanks a lot. You are the best.
Your feedback, your criticism and your opinions hold more value for me than from anyone else in the office. Thanks for always wishing the best for me.
Your good purpose and vision motivates us to work harder. Thank you. It is a pleasure working for you.
Your guidance and help has catapulted me in a different professional league. I am lucky to have you as my trusty colleague. Thank you.
Your positive attitude cheers up the atmosphere in our office environment. You simply have lots of ideas and talents. Thank you. I am looking forward to working more projects with you.
Your presence in the office brings stability, your knowledge and skills make work happen flawlessly. Thanks.
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Employees that have positive relationships with their coworkers gain a boost in their performance by more than 80%. Over 90% of employees prefer to work in a team with others. The following infographic provides the statistics and facts to workplace engagement and the benefits of relationships among workers.
My working colleagues.
I think to be someone very lucky to work with nice colleagues. When I am talking with other interns, they are saying that they are not talking a lot with their colleagues. The main goal of this placement being to improve English, they are a little bit disappointed.
But sometimes, they don’t really understand that I am not a native English speaker. This morning, I answered to the phone but I didn’t understand one word of what the girl was saying at the phone. So I asked for some help of my colleague, but she wasn’t very glad to help. I didn’t really appreciate that..
Another colleague of mine is always late, it is impressive ! He arrives half an hour later in the morning and he takes half an hour more of lunch break as well. But the boss of the department doesn’t say anything to him, so he keep doing that !
A work colleague is one with whom the work space is shared. A person spends most of the time of his or her life in work as most of the daytime goes on doing work with work colleagues. As such, on the death of a loved one of a work colleague one can send sympathy wishes and condolences to comfort the person on the loss. The sympathy wishes can be sent through cards or text messages.
For a colleague at work, show your sympathetic side by selecting from the below list of messages:
1). For my work colleague, I extend my sympathies for the loss of your father. I pray to the Lord to give you strength during this difficult time to overcome it soon.
2). Dear work colleague, sympathies for the loss of your cousin. I also send my love to be with you during this hard time.
3). Sending my sympathies for my work colleague on the death of the pet. Your pet was a superb companion and an irreplaceable one which would be missed terribly.
4). Through this text, I send my sympathies to my work colleague for the death of the loved one. I pray to Lord to give peace to the soul and strength to you and your family.
5). To my work colleague, extending sympathies for the illness you are suffering from. I hope the treatment works out well soon to bring you back to normal work routine with me.
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