Tuesday, October 28, 2008

bad bad bad

The meeting this morning did not go well... and while I don't think the enforcer will actually try and sue me for slander and libel, well, he did put it out there. He says I'm trying to be the coordinator and tries to claim the incident never happened, that I've constructed a giant plot against him and that his gut, which has never been wrong, is telling him I have ulterior motives and a huge plan. Besides that, at least two of the people I trusted to talk this situation out with told the enforcer exactly what I said. And I can't for the life of me figure out which ones. Basically, I'm looking for a new job. We'll see... we'll see.

9 comments:

Lee said...

:( that's tough. I know how much you like this job. It's be a shame to have to switch over something like this.

Still Dreaming said...

thanks lee. yeah. we'll see how it goes... right now, I'm just looking. We'll see if anything pops up.

Caroline said...

I am so sorry to hear that. Sometimes things just are unfair and that's all about it. I truly hope everything works out for you

prin said...

ooo yeah, for me to learn too. in the end everyone is going to cover their own ass. i've even had people go so far as to act like they are my friend, sympathizing with my situation, then talk bad about a boss, then report to the boss everything i said, conveniently leaving out everything they said to get me to say what i did. just don't talk to anyone about it, just take notes and when you have ten pages of notes then go present your case. if you still want to. maybe you could accidentally fall and bust your knee at work then they'd be scared to fire you and would have to lay you off if they wanted to get rid of you...then you'd be eligible for unemployment :) just kidding...maybe :) i'm sorry you are having to go through this though.

cb said...

Just to echo the others, that sounds rough and sending lots of positive thoughts in your direction. Take care.

Reas Kroicowl said...

And me as well. I'm so sorry.

Still Dreaming said...

thank you all for the support. It means so much to me.

Herman said...

nothing useful to say. just wanted you to know I care

Anonymous said...

document, document, document!!! Treat this incident as you would as you would an incident with one of your clients.
From now on, EVERY conversation/interaction/brushinthehallway/grunt/ANYinteraction with the enforcer - document it. What he said, what you said, any witness, etc. Go back (as painful as this is) and document everything to do with the event, write down the fact that you don't remember (signs of PTS maybe?)how it ended... Document the meeting with your boss and then the follow up meeting with the enforcer. Document what was said, who said it & be as specific as possible. Think of it like a transcript of court proceedings. Write down when/if you feel the workplace is becoming hostile... You will need this log/document for both defense & offense if the enforcer decides to escalate his behavior. Remember you also have the union - use this documentation if you need to file a grievance - especially if you feel like you are being retaliated against or if your boss is ducking the issue. And please, don't blog about it any more - if it does go to court & the opposing attorney finds out who you are - anything you write here is admissable in court... Good luck and remember the best offense in a good defense!!