Thursday, August 2, 2007

So much going on...

First of all, tomorrow we leave for Missouri for our long weekend trip to my cousin's wedding. I can't wait. It should be least it would have been fun (I'll explain in a minute)

Second...court has been rescheduled for Aug 24. We'll see what happens. Hopefully we will get some kind of answer then as school starts Aug 27 and IF the kids are leaving us at least they won't have to start a whole new school.

Third....PLEASE keep the people of Minneapolis, MN in your prayers. I'm not sure if you have seen this on your news but a major bridge thru downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN collapsed yesterday during rush hour traffic. It is horrible. I have a lot of relatives in the cities and THANK GOD they are all ok. My brother called me last night to say he and his family were fine and I was like, "Yeah ok...what is up?" Then he told me the bridge collapsed. This is so sad.

Ok for why the trip WOULD HAVE BEEN fun....I was on my supper break at work today when my cell phone rang. It was one of our salesman from work. He told me that he had just been called into the General Manager's office because someone had reported that there had been "inappropriate touching" between him and I. He didn't know who touched who or when this ALLEGEDLY occurred. He didn't know who complained but that the HR manager came to him and reported the ALLEGED ordeal. He told me that I would be getting talked to as soon as I got back to work. And I did. I told the GM that this is assinine (?sp). I AM SOOOOO PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW!!! This is SO NOT TRUE!!! This salesman and I are both married ~ HAPPILY I MAY ADD~ and do not need this rumor getting out. He called the HR Mgr at home and asked her what our rights were. We can file a report and a mediator will take over and investigate it. We said we wanted to do this. WE WANT THE FACTS!!! After all, we deserve this much. We also told the GM that if it is an employee who made these claims, what would happen to this person. He said they would be fired. Now I have this hanging over my head until I get back on Monday and can find out what is happening with this. UGH!!! SOME PEOPLE! We have nothing to hide so let's get this straight.

We are pretty sure we know it was an employee and we are pretty sure we know who it was that made these claims. He is a very jealous type of person. He relies on me to do a LOT of his work. He has made some comments to me that I could say are Sexual harrassment but I know the kind of person he is and I just blow it off. Lately though it seems as if he is relying on me more and more and doesn't take no for an answer. Oh and he is old enough to be my dad. I was on vacation over his birthday in June and when I got back to work, he told me he was hurt because I didn't make a point to come out and say Happy Birthday to him....HELLO... I wasn't even in town! I just don't know what to think. He's had a tough time the past few years with personal issues and I guess maybe I'm just too nice of a person. For instance, this week has been CRAZY at work. I get to work and it's like 1 minute later it's quitting time. I haven't even taken a lunch break 3 days this week. Tonight he told me he is hurt because I haven't talked to him this week and he saw me take time to talk to other people. HUH???? Excuse me, you can't tell me who I can and can't talk to when I get a free 30 seconds during the day. Get over it!

Well I guess I really shouldn't let it get to me and ruin my weekend. I have told this salesman to call my cell phone tomorrow when/if he knows anything more. I can not have this get back to my husband. I don't think this certain employee would ever call Hubby but who I am wondering.....I'll keep you posted.

What are your thoughts...anybody know exactly what my rights are having been wrongly accused of this????


Trace said...

Hmmm, my husband is a team leader one of the people under him filed a sexual harrassment claim against another group member. All the group member did was invite the girl out to lunch and she was very offended. Offended enough to complain. The manager above them simply had a talk w/the guy and the guy never said anything to her again.

I guess I'm a little baffled. So, one coworker told management about inappropriate touching between you and another coworker. I understand that you guys didn't do anything, but the base question is why is it any of this guys business? Lets say theoretically that the two of you were 'inappriately touching' is that grounds to be fired from your job? Does your company have a rule about interoffice dating? Or interoffice 'affairs'?

I would be royally pissed if I was in your shoes. Especially since it is none of that dudes freakin' business and it's insulting to you and your coworker.

Jody said...

Thanks for the comment Trace. No our company does not have a policy about interoffice dating. It is none of this other guys' business and today he is just being Mr Friendly and it is driving me nuts. We are still being told that it was a "customer" who made the claim. I really don't believe that so we'll see what I find out later today in our meeting.