When is the appropriate time to criticize your employer policies during employment or after resigning?

If you are trapped working in a company that changed many good practices to adverse ones, when is the right time to complain?

Sometimes, I read in some books or people saying that if you have complaints or anything against your employer’s policies you have to resign or leave the company first because that is showing no loyalty to your employer.

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6 Responses to “When is the appropriate time to criticize your employer policies during employment or after resigning?”

  1. sikn802 says:

    right now is a good time, tell your boss straight up and have lotsd of back up from your coworkers, the last thing he wants is 80% disgruntled staff.

  2. James S says:

    Ben Franklin said you should never criticize your employer as long as you are taking his money.

    I’d say you should have the honor of resigning in protest if you don’t like your employer’s policies.

  3. Jimmy J says:

    I did it when I resigned. I had the best job I’ve ever had with the worse company on the planet. When I left, I carefully and without contempt explained to them why I was leaving. I was working as a contractor and the government people were very unhappy to see me leave. I worked my butt off and did a good job but just couldn’t deal with a company that put people out to dry, reduced benefits, cut out overtime (and still expected me to work 70 hour weeks), and created an environment where the best way to get ahead was to eat cheese with the boss. I was tactful in my letter, but I certainly burned my bridges.

  4. atoughlife2 says:

    Neither. if you complain, then you’re not a company man and causing a distraction. If you leave, nobody will care what you have to say about the company.
    Particularly if the changes to policy came from high up. They won’t give a damn. They’ll just say, “leave”
    I worked for a company that was going good and then “merged” with it’s competitor. BOTH sides griped and they snubbed the V.P. and kept the other co. president. Naturally he changed our co. to how he liked it. Which took the co. to the bottom of the toilet.

    Unless they’re commiting illegal activities, there’s nothing you can really do.

  5. keltillos says:

    It is appropriate to go to your immediate supervisor with your complaints. You should organize your thoughts, maybe write everything down first. Be polite and professional. Explain not only why you think the change is inappropriate and how it hurts employees, morale, or productivity, but also how you think the company can fix the issue and still meet its new goals. You may need to make an appointment with your supervisor for this.

    If your supervisor is unable to handle the matter to your satisfaction, get his ok to go to HIS supervisor…not necessarily his permission, but let him know that you intend to do this because you aren’t satisfied with the company’s handling of the matter.

    If for some reason you lose your job over this or some other matter….insist on an exit interview. Tell them all of your complaints during the exit interview.

  6. DennistheMenace says:

    depends…are they less safe now?