problems with current employer
I am an expat living in Brussels and working in the branch of a multinational company in Flanders in Limburg. The first months everything had been great but very soon I realized that I work for a very pushy and demanding manager who is never satisfied with anything. Although the company is huge and we have had so far interesting projects the environment is really negative and I have never seen somebody motivating positively the employees but they use mostly fear. Being a manager myself I often become a witness of my people's frustration for many reasons like lack or confusing directions from our senior management, excessive bureaucracy, and disrespectful behavior. The last few days I tried to support my people against my senior management tellinng them that they are pushing them to burnout and I also told them that the company culture is negative and that they should do something for that. The outcome was that they told me that the company is like that and if I like it I can stay and if not I can leave or they will give me a performance improvement plan. About my team they told that it is their job and that they dont understnad why they are frustrated. It is worth mentioning that it is a really large multinational company and that about the 20% of its people have been out of the office for long and short period because of burnout. I am really close to that point too as I already have some burnout symptoms.
In order to protect myself I have already registed to the work union that I am planning to inform soon. On the other hand I dont really know how to respond to their demands without ruining my health. Any proposal?
Honestly I have ever experienced something like that!
Thank you for your advice!