Second in a three-part series
When current and former employees talk about working at the College of the North Atlantic in Qatar, they often use words like "toxic" and "dictatorship."
Numerous interviews with current and former employees and documents obtained by The Telegram reveal a landscape of favouritism, dysfunctional management and low morale among the Newfoundlanders, Labradorians and other Canadians working at CNA in Qatar.
In a 2010 workplace assessment report, 83 per cent of people interviewed reported low morale. The report detailed employees' complaints of "backstabbing and gossip" along with "being lied to" and "extreme micromanagement."
According to the assessment, employees were promised that "all personnel interviewed will receive an unedited report of the findings of the assessment which will be distributed by Hill Advisory Services" - the company that did the report.
However, when Hill Advisory Services delivered its 24-page document to the college, it was edited down to a 12-page version before being distributed.
CNA president Ann Marie Vaughan said the college took the report seriously, and…