Showing posts from March, 2016

What now?

I have no idea who reads my blog. Not a clue if anyone I know has ever found their way to this end of the web. Nonetheless, if anyone can hear me, at least I said it. Since April 2015, because of one incident (and I did this by the book by the way AND was asked to be flexible), I have been picked on and thrown under the bus several times. I can’t even remember the number of times I’ve felt I was being attacked (whether through a seemingly harmless joke or to the extent of being yelled at directly). I didn’t do anything about it. All I did was sit and did my job. When I answered back and defended myself, things and responsibilities would be taken off my hands. Position does not allow respect to be overruled. Doesn’t mean a ladder step above gives anyone the right to bully anyone. A few months ago, I was able to at least find an outlet. Someone who knew me before any of this happened said, “ It’s like you’ve been traumatized, like you fell into a hole ”. And I was. I was s

Not even the fine print.

I wanted to cover my butt so I read ALL the pages. Just a friendly reminder, read and ask questions. Your signature speaks volumes so best to grasp an understanding before you ink that paper. This is what was promised among others: “Maintain a safe and healthy workplace.” “Provide training and learning opportunities for all personnel to foster growth .” “Work in an ethical and professional manner.” “Everyone that you deal with both internally and externally should be treated with respect at all times.” This is what's written to support the law: “Fairness in the workplace is the right of all Ontarians. ” “Definitions Workplace violence means: The exercise of physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker An attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker A statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worke