Coles Supermarkets — bullying and harassment at work
I have worked at a Coles supermarket for almost 4 months now as a checkout operator and loving it. The problem is having to deal with discrimination, victimisation and harrassment mainly from management but also from other staff members as well. There appears to be gossip and rumours going around, but I don't actually know what they're saying about me. I live in Dalby and even though there's a Coles in Dalby I was offered a job in Toowoomba so I took it with a plan to move to Toowoomba, but my plans have changed and I have to stay in Dalby now. I wondered about transferring to Dalby. I shop at Coles in Dalby and while I was there yesterday one of the managers and a staff member started harrassing me saying things like I will never get a transfer there, they don't want me there. I had my young son with me and they were saying things like they feel sorry for my son having me for a mother. I don't know why I'm being treated this way, I don't know what I've done to deserve this. I have now had to leave my employment with Coles because of the way I'm being treated which is sad because I really enjoyed the job itself.