Tomorrow marks the day that the GM comes up. To do what, I don't know exactly. I don't know what others have told him about the manager's behavior. I don't know if they will come forth honestly and say what has actually happened or if they will try to support him through the very real fear of losing their jobs. Can the GM offer anonymity that won't go any further than him? He can, but it seems like stuff gets leaked out all the time. My email to him was spun off all over the place. No-one knows what I said in it, exactly, they just know I sent it and the GM is coming up here because of it.
Which doesn't mean anything will change. At all. This GM really doesn't have any good idea of how to resolve these kinds of issues, as evidenced from the past. He knows how to run the business, but employee altercations and problems with management he seems to not have the stomach to take on. There's nothing I can do about that, I can just feed him with the facts of what has occurred and hope he'll find some way of dealing with it, if he does, indeed, want to deal with it at all.
The GM comes up in the last few visits and doesn't avail himself to any of the employees. He sits in the manager's office all day long, obviously you aren't going to have a private conversation with him in there, especially if the crux of the conversation is about the manager himself. So, when he said "I wish you would have said something sooner", I replied you haven't availed yourself. He had no reply to that. I would rather discuss these kinds of things in person, but he left me no choice. Still, the email only went to him - so far. I have neither shown it to other employees nor have I escalated it by sending it up the chain of command.
So, I have really no idea what will happen tomorrow. I likely will be shuttled off into a corner room and have a meeting with both of them. They will undoubtedly try to establish a narrative that it's me having an issue with him, which if that does occur, I will come back with numerous examples of the manager coming up against all of us, in a group, called together, at once and belittling the whole lot of us at the same time, replete with threats against everyone.
I've prepared myself as much as I possibly can for likely inevitable scenarios, my only other thing is simply keeping my cool and engaging calmly but decisively. I would very much like if I could catch the manager off guard and "provoke" - in a factual way - him to becoming angry and forgetting where he is or who is present. People that have that much of an anger problem sometimes do that. It gets the best of them and they can't keep their mouth shut.
Enough of that. I have a week off coming up soon. I haven't decided whether I am going anywhere or doing a stay home thing. My finances are a bit tight right now for flying off over the ocean. I jsut want the time off. A change of scenery would be nice, but not mandatory.