Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by chanel, Jul 12, 2011.
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Everybody's a victim.
My cat scratches and bites me when I ignore her.
Bullying at work? WTF? People need to grow some balls already.
When I was 24, I worked for a supervisor that sexually harassed me on business trips. I'm not talking about mild flirting or even vulgar talk (I have since worked with cops for a living, I'm super tolerant). He routinely pressured me to come to his hotel room so he could give a massage. He'd slept with the last woman who had my job, and felt entitled. He was the one who signed my performance evaluations. I was a kid right out of college, and it was scary. I was living paycheck to paycheck, and couldn't afford to lose my job. Beyond that, I loved the work I did, but didn't want to have sex with him. I met my ex during that period, and I got pregnant and we ended up getting married. My supervisor went around the company telling everyone that I was pregnant outside of wedlock (first) and then, after the wedding, telling everyone that I was going to quit my job and be a SAH mom. He wanted to push me into leaving so that he could get someone else into the position who would be more sexually compliant.
I finally ended up standing up to him and yelling at him in his face that I'd sue his fat ass if he didn't knock it off. But, in those days, an EEOC complaint would follow you professionally for years (small world in my field, and you were often suspected of initiating it for personal gain).
I was really relieved when I finally got a different job and didn't have to put up with it anymore. I used to laugh at stuff like this, but in this economy and in at-will states, people will put up with a lot of crap to keep their jobs. I am all about working hard and taking care of business, but people shouldn't have to put up with abuse to keep their job. And, there isn't a lot of recourse when you're in one of those situations, except to leave.
Why exactly do we put the onus on the person who is being abused to uproot their entire life because another grownup can't act like a civilized human being on the job?
I worked for a big bully once. He often said, "No work, no pay." What kind of an attitude is that?
God help the private sector if the feds get involved and workers are allowed to bring federal lawsuits against their employers because someone gave them the finger. That's what it is about you know. Socialists would bring the entire system to a halt with federal lawsuits over hurt feelings and multi billion dollar compensation awards to slick lawyers.
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Are you fucking kidding me?
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