Re: Recovery through Photography
- From: "Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz" <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 13:13:20 -0500
In <esfd96$273a$4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, on 03/04/2007
at 01:21 PM, Steve VanDevender <stevev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tell us a story, Uncle Shmuel!
I've put in for leave, which has been approved. He tells me that due
to the illness of another employee I have to carry a beeper. I refuse.
He threatens to fire me, in front of a witness.
After talking to a lawyer, I ask the project manager about the proper
way to file a discrimination complaint within the company. He talks
to my manger in my presence, and the manager backs off quickly.
Then, in the presence of the same witness, he tells me that I've
embarrassed him and that I'd better watch my step or he'll find an
excuse to fire me. After that, had he fired me for any reason I'd have
had an air-tight case that it was in retaliation for my complaint and
he'd have been in a world of hurt.
Imagine me surprise when he called me at another job and wanted to
give me as a reference ;-)
 There's another example of his managerial skills connected
with the witness.
 Establishes a paper trail in case I need to file with the EEOC.
 He was on call but didn't respond to his beeper and couldn't be
located. My manager asked whether I could come in, and I dealt
with the problem. My manager started telling me that he was
considering firing the guy that failed to come in when he was on
call. Now, I'm not sure whether there were extenuating
circumstances, and it is conceivable that firing him was
appropriate. What was *not* appropriate was discussing it with me.
Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz <http://patriot.net/~shmuel> ISO position
Reply to domain Patriot dot net user shmuel+bspfh to contact me.
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