Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Let's Get Physical!

Okay, so it seems like stuff is really about to jump off at my job and this isn't about a white and Black racial issue. This is literally about a Black, female higher up going absolutely crazy in the workplace. She's only worked with us for less than a year and it's gotten to the point where most people--on every shift in the store--have real issues with her.

Now, I know sometimes things can be chalked up to office gossip and that sometimes you have a bandwagon effect, where everyone wants to be involved in the latest bit of on-the-job chaos. However, I've experienced this woman first hand.

As a reminder, my job is primarily Black and Hispanic--as far as staffing. So, this Black woman is having issues with other minorities.

The lastest bit of drama has her intentionally banging into a worker and this was seen by other workers. It's not one person's word against another. No, according to witnesses, she stepped into this Black female's way. After banging into her, the female worker shoved this member of management hard enough to send her flying backwards.

Verbal threats were exchanged. Now, everyone expects these two women to fight. Literally.

Here's what's interesting to me--why didn't the manager report that she was shoved and why didn't she try to have this worker fired? Is it because she knew there were witnesses who saw her bang into the worker?

If she were innocent and she was the victim of violence, why wouldn't she act to remove this person? And, it also makes me wonder if she'll find a way to retaliate.

This just goes to show that you never know who or what is gonna jump off at work or what color that person will be. It's not always about an out of control White person or someone of another race.

Blacks are just as able to act like buttholes, to break rules, to abuse authority, to bully and badger, and, yes, to even engage in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

I'll keep you guys updated on the madness!


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