New Year...Same Old Bull!
This time, some chicks were engaged in unethical and illegal behavior on the job and they got caught doing what they were doing. And, they got caught because I was doing my job and informed management. So, to get revenge on me...one of these women (Hispanic) decided to get her friends at the job in on her little plot to get back at everyone she perceived as doing her dirty in the workplace. Of course, I was on that list.
So, lo and behold, I am brought into a meeting with several members of management and I am asked whether I am involved in the unethical and illegal behavior and whether or not I was engaged in a cover-up AND whether or not I was aware that other workers were doing the same thing. This questioning was all due to intentionally false and malicious allegations from minority workers against me--a Black woman.
After hearing me speak quite eloquently, professionally, and sincerely, I was completely exonerated and the corporate office was informed that I had absolutely nothing to do with the activities going on. The allegations were lies!
I went point-by-point against all the false allegations. This isn't true because x,y, and z. This isn't true and you can confirm that by looking at the cameras, etc.
They almost got your girl, but not quite. This chicks comrades (that's what I call them) were even asking me after the fact if I was still being "investigated" and if anything "ongoing" was happening to me behind the scenes. They were doing that pretending to be concerned for me. But, my questions were "What are you talking about?" and "What meeting was I in?" The entire thing was confidential. So, how did they know? They were the ones involved, likely. Or, their good friends were and sent them to probe me.
It was wild to hear them digging for information that would lead them to believe there was still a chance I would be fired. I told them, "It's over."
And, then I laughed.
And, I laughed and smiled the rest of the day and I extended my hours for the day just to prove that I wasn't done in by the likes of them.
But, I have to tell you, I almost decided to quit writing this blog. I am so sick of those of us who are ignorant crabs in a barrel. All some of us want to do is drag each other down.
If you know you are doing something that can cost you your job, and you get caught...why not take it like a man? Sit in the big boy or big girl chair. Take your lumps!
The fact that up to 6 people co-signed onto these allegations and even wrote statements full of lies is extremely disheartening and frustrating. I am so glad I don't know exactly who said what, although I have my suspicions.
I am literally writing off most of that job!!
However, I refuse to let ignorant crabs in a barrel stop what I am trying to do with this blog, which is to be a positive resource for folks and to share some of the horror stories from myself and others. Those who are under attack always feel alone and that no one has any idea what they are being subjected to and how it feels. This blog is about realizing you are not alone!
Again, I will not stop blogging in 2010.
That is my resolution.
Sorry, I had to vent.
But, like Arnold Schwartzenegger said as the Terminator...
I'LL BE BACK!