I was sent abroad, supposed to be for trainings. I have accumulated three bonds. I didn't have any issue in the beginning because I was confident with the company and I did not plan on leaving.
However, due to changes in management, my circumstances also changed. I have been experience unfair performance evaluations.
The company had recently conducted a realignment. I was hopeful this would be on my favor. Knowing my credentials (I have gained credits in MS studies; with more than 5 years of experience; and I was part of the R&D team in my previous job). I have also delivered significant contributions to the company. To my surprise, I was only considered an entry level engineer. Whereas, a lot of engineers got promoted (in my own assessment, I have better credential than the others).
I asked my superior how I was evaluated and why I was only considered an entry level engineer. This has not only to do on salary but on my morale as well. He explained that due to a previous conflict, my loyalty to the company has been in question.
before the alignment, we were required to submit a profile of previous achievements, employment, and educational background. our regular appraisal also has the following weights:
- performance (70%)
- attendance (20%)
- attitude (10%)
The attitude part is also subdivided into defined specific attitudes (i.e., initiative, delivery, innovation, decision-making, etc.). Loyalty is not included.
Feeling that there is no longer equal opportunity between me and my employer, I am planning to resign. Here are some details of the bond contracts I have to face (I will be stating some points that I think are loopholes, please enlighten me if I understand them right):
1. I was sent to US for training. The contract says it will be Training A, but what I got was training B. Can this be a ground to disregard the contract? I did not get any certificate also on this training.
2. I was again sent to the US for training. But there was no actual training received. There were no time sheets recorded, no training attendance, no training certificate. But yes, I was in the US.
3. The contract said "machine Qualification and Training...". By the way, machine qualififcation means validating if a machine supplied by a vendor met our pre-defined specifications (this is work, not training). There was no training provided.
I feel that I have more than served the purpose of the company's investment. If at least one of the above bonds can be discarded, then I will have no problem.
Thank you very much. Any feedback will be appreciated.