Dunedin City Council
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off task, gossipy

I've walked in to the a certain department and had them roll their eyes at me, have had them whispering, have heard them talking about other people in the dcc too. This team is supposed to be there to help staff. There is a lot of backstabbing and egos. My team is ok for the most part but it's hard walking on egg shells all the time.

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Toxic workplace, bullying and awful management

A job that would be good if it weren't for the petty management. Bullying and harassment, lazy coworkers and pathetic management. The DCC is known for all of this but the higher ups don't care, they are content with the cesspool of a work environment they have created and encourage. Wouldn't recommend for sanity only recommend for the living wage if you can cope with the feeling of a day filled with nothing but the feeling of bashing your head against a wall dealing with these people.
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1.6

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  • off task, gossipy