As an HR professional, we often get blamed for things. I think there is something to be said for a Dilbert cartoon I was once given – HR: “I don’t make the rules, I just apply them with a helpless and defeated attitude” – I found it to have a little degree of truth to it, as oftentimes HR has to make things happen, caught in the middle trying to juggle managment and employee views and find a way to still make things happen.

Employees should definately speak up. Management is more open than employees believe!