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  • #28526

    Ivy
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    So I recently started a new job. I am in urgent need of some advice. I believe that I’m working in a hostile work environment but I’m not sure. Maybe I’m just being too sensitive and I need to suck it up buttercup and just work through it. I don’t know. I work in a pretty small workspace with myself, one other male, and one other female. In the morning it’s just me and the other guy until about 930 and the other person comes in. He’s always talking politics to people that come in and out that are our customers. He’s really ultra conservative. Trump supporter. Talking about, “Those fucking immigrants.” He NEVER talks to me. He’s rude and condescending (Except I have noticed it has improved since the boss had a chat with him). He does talk to the other girl pretty much all day long. Never says a word to me. He talks politics a lot and the things he says make me mad. But I bite my tongue. I have been advised to keep my eyes and ears open and my mouth shut. I was told that I’m going to be his replacement. That has been the plan anyway. But he refuses to train me or give me any new information at all. I don’t know how long I’m going to have to work with him, but it’s super uncomfortable. We had a girl come in and do an audit and after she left he was talking shit about her to one of our customers and they were laughing about it…..The bosses absolutely know how he is. I just don’t know what to do.

    • This topic was modified 12 months ago by  Ivy.
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    #28529

    jakelafort
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    Ivy i am an attorney but i wont give ya advice.  Ya know why?

    Cuz i took the time to write thoughtfully about your premonition is related to me by god issue and you did not have the courtesy to engage, agree or refute.

    Imagine an old bald guy sticking his tongue out atya.

    #28530

    Ivy
    Participant

    I just did. I said no one’s responses resonated with me. That was my honest answer. Sorry if you didn’t like it.

    #28531

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Resonate is about how you feel. I am asking you to think. You  obviously deplore stupidity. Lets see how you analyze what i or others have written.

     

    #28532

    Ivy
    Participant

    It’s just all the same all tired arguments that I’ve always seen. But none of it makes sense to me. I guess that’s why I’m not an atheist. I don’t know what else to say. And I’m not gonna go breaking the rules proselytizing on the site, or coming across like I’m trying to change anyone’s point of view. You know? That’s why I didn’t respond. But I did respond to you. I told you it just doesn’t resonate with me. I do think it was God and I don’t think there’s any other explanation. That’s just what I think.

    #28533

    jakelafort
    Participant

    That is tantamount to saying i have faith and i refuse to think.  Reason is your enemy.  God is your safety blanket.

    That is how i see it.  You have given me absolutely zero in analysis.

    #28534

    Ivy
    Participant

    I don’t know what you’re looking for. What is there to analyze? You can think whatever you want about God being my safety blanket but I know what happened. And I know there’s no other explanation.

    #28536

    jakelafort
    Participant

    In any argument, dispute or attempt to resolve an issue it wont do to say I KNOW, it doesn’t make SENSE to me or it does not RESONATE with me.

    I know you know the tired old …extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. But it is true. Those claims ought to make us more, not less skeptical.  I once had an experience that in the moment felt mystical…nothing else would explain it…but after the emotion of the moment faded i realized that it was simply a coincidence.

     

    #28537

    Ivy
    Participant

    My situation was definitely not just a coincidence. Now that was the other thread. Not this one.

    #28538

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Okay Ivy…i give up…i can’t overcome your intransigence.

    #28539

    Ivy
    Participant

    Okay Ivy…i give up…i can’t overcome your intransigence.

    this thread has nothing to do with the other. That’s why i dropped the other subject completely. It is what it is.

    #28541

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    So anyway…

    Do you really want the dick’s position, and are you confident you’re being groomed for it and not just being played? In any case it sounds like you’re assuming he’s on his way out?

    #28542

    Ivy
    Participant

    Do you really want the dick’s position, and are you confident you’re being groomed for it and not just being played?

    I almost quit. And the manager told me I was intended to be his replacement. But the problem is I think they are going to have him come in still early mornings til I get there since I can’t come in that early. Being played? I don’t know honestly…..it’s hard to tell.

    In any case it sounds like you’re assuming he’s on his way out?

    They plan to move him to a different position within the company….Problem is my son has been sick, I’ve had to miss work, who knows. I may be the one on the way out….we’ll see….

    #28544

    Simon Paynton
    Participant

    Sounds like a hostile work environment to me, as it stands.  I hope that idiot moves on soon.

    #28549

    Jody Lee
    Participant

    Definitely hostile and harrassment. I supervise 71 employees and that would not be tolerated… However, I question the management for telling you that you are this guys replacement. Unprofessional.

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