Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'd like to thank everybody who commented on the last post. After much (MUCH) soul searching the decision has been made.

I will not be going to HR with the bullying issue. Believe me, I was all prepared. I even have the HR number saved to my phone. I got it today. I knew exactly what I was going to say. I was that close.

But then I got talking to the boss. The director of the department. Someone I like and respect on both a personal and professional level. He said something that indicated he is not having an easy time in his position. And as much as I want to stop the bullying of my friend, the stress and harassment that it would place on my boss would be too much. I know he will cop some of the blame, even though it would be very ill deserved.

I cannot take a problem from one person, multiply it, and dump it on someone undeserving of it. I absolutely cannot do it. So I won't. I will hold my tongue and provide support for my friend as she needs it. I will fight the asshole supervisor as is necessary. And I know that when I go, my current supervisor will do the same for her.

I am still job hunting for her though.


kelly said...

You can't want something more than she wants it for herself. Maybe you should job hunt for yourself...

You are a sweetie though... so I suspect you will probably trouble yourself with this for a while, before it breaks you of it.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

work sometimes sucks...good luck on the bullies.

I once told a guy at work (bully) that if I ever saw him in the mall or anywhere in town I was going to kick his ass. He was right to believe it and avoided me. Yes I was asked if I had threatened him...I denied it...why I'm only a girl and he's a big strong guy.

I never saw him around town or the malls. Lucky him, but sure got lots better at the restaurant. I was a tad in the violent side back then. I'm lots better now. :D

It's a true story.

phishez_rule said...

Kelly - I have a new job. I finish where I am in two weeks. Eleven more working days and I'm free. Can't fucking wait!

Spiky - if I saw any of the arseholes I work with I'd sure give them a piece of my mind. If I even chose to acknowledge them that is. I'm sure their tiny heads would explode at it.

Anonymous said...

I just read the last post and this one - best of luck to you and your friend. Whats your new job...?