Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And then again....

You can run across a day like I've had today. It's gettin' ugly. The HR dept. is playing stupid and want me to see a state doctor. Again. All the doctors I've seen and it's been a fair number, have all said the same thing. So funny this place can move me whenever they want (and overnight for that matter) but I'm not supposed to ever make a noise. Until then, they strongly advise I either take a leave (yeah, great, but unpaid) or take a demotion. Or deal with it. Which is why I heart xanax. Really. Would I go thru all this if I just wanted to take the easy way out? I'm willin' to work - I got six years till retirement....

Oh, WAIT! The best part of that is the conversation was on a conference call - him with another HR person and me who had to actually go in my boss's office and tell her I needed to close the door. Like for real.. they couldn't spare half an hour for a face to face???? See what I mean?!

Hey, I've never had a bad eval, haven't done anything wrong except almost died because of the surgery I got there, and I don't deserve this crap. It's the politics.. the background.. the different administrations...even the HR guy had to admit he doesn't know the whole deal and told me "that was before I was in this job"... and I thought to myself and took every ounce of willpower to not say outloud "well ya better get schooled quick boy because I'm about to call in some legal that's gonna kick your ass".

I should have said it.

Anyway.. they know I know a LOT. I've been there a long time and know how the games are played. I've seen it and heard it first hand. But I've learned how you have to play too. I don't wanna, but if I have to I will. And as a last resort maybe I'll have to put it on one of those "your news" stories our local station has hehehe.

But for now.. what does this say about me? I stopped at the store tonight, got a bottle of rice wine vinegar, a bottle of sesame oil, a LARGE bottle of 200 mg motrin and a LARGE box of beer. Amen for good intentions but somehow I don't think I'm in the mood to cook chinese noodles tonight.

3 comments:

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I can't help it, I want to say the "B" word so bad. What is up with these people? It's getting to be the same in almost every office lately. Whatever happened to treating people like people instead of commodities to be traded and played with? I think you did right by your purchases. I was so tired tonight I fried and egg and put it on a half slice of bread. Just too much going on right now to want to make anything substantial. Rooting for you, Hon! xxoo

Kath said...

I don't think it's a bad idea to just politely mention to the HR person that you "have considered seeking legal representation on this matter". If you just say it calmly and look him/her straight in the eye, that might actually help! Most companies, no matter how much crap they try pull on their employees, do know that a court case can easily snowball into a very time-consuming and costly hassle that they would rather avoid.

ROLLERWRITER said...

Don't warn them. You have the right to consult an attorney. Legal counsel can speak on your behalf without becoming emotional. Just because you hire an advocate to straighten things out does not mean you have to leave. Don't you think people behave well when they know someone is watching?
Be careful!