Human Resources is not your friend. If you’re in a toxic workplace or dealing with a workplace issue, like a bad boss, you might want to complain to HR. There are there to help right? Well, before calling HR to complain about your boss or complain about a coworker or toxic work environment, there are a few things you need to know. In this video I’m breaking down what does hr do, why hr is not your friend, and when you should file an HR complaint (and what you need to have ready)

0:52 Super important!
1:09 The practical reason for not calling HR.
2:49 What does HR do, and what is absolutely not their job.
5:58 HR (and your toxic boss) strike back
8:14 Will they help you?
9:33 When to File an HR Complain (and oh 💩plan you MUST have ready)

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