Started a new(er) job at the beginning of the year. It is the perfect job for me - I am more satisfied with this job than I was when I had my own business.
I report to one manager, and then the owner. The manager has been in this position for just over 3 years. In that time, nothing on the property has been maintained, which is what our jobs are. Roofs are leaking, appliances burning out, 2 AC units broke because no one had changed the furnace filters in almost 2 years.
He replaced some old wooden windows with ones he built. No glazing, no primer, one coat of exterior paint. In less than 3 years, these things are already rotting.
I started reporting these issues to him when I started, and was told I don't know what I'm talking about. Now support beams are rotting in the buildings siding is pulling away from the frames as well as walls. He cannot get vendors or contractors out to look at or fix anything, and asked me to help him with that. I got a bid for deck repairs - I figured if this company did well with a smaller job they could take on more projects. Discussed the bid with him, discussed what the contractor said, sent an email to him and big boss the bid and photos.
The next day, he comes storming in, yelling at me. Telling me I'm not allowed to do any bids that have anything to do with the outside of the building and that I have no idea what is going on with the property. That the owner will not pay for general maintenance repairs. This is the 4th or 5th time he has yelled/cussed at me a few times in front of other employees.
I have gone to HR, and they are going to the big boss about this. I am worried because I may be making too many waves. However, I have caught this manager lying about his hours, using the property for personal use on a daily basis, has told me to lie about my hours when I work overtime because he didn't budget for it, lying about what he does there to our big boss, hates having any guests around, which is the main part of our job.
He does not do any real work, tells me he is "underpaid" constantly violates workplace policies. But since we are remote to the main office, no one seems to notice. I have recorded a few conversations for my own protection. He also constantly gaslights all staff members, claiming certain conversations never took place.
I'm just worried that since I'm new and "making waves" I'll be the one to lose my job. I'm doing my best to be of excellent service, but I am worried that since he has been there longer he will keep his job.