Friday, February 20, 2009

bastards



photo by Sherman Hines


Yesterday afternoon, Bill's supervisor ambushed him and wrote him up for a bunch of driving offenses that he didn't commit. The biggest deal is being made about him speeding, but he is not a speeder, and hasn't been for as long as I've known him.

Bill thinks that since he's one of the highest paid drivers (he makes 10K more than the last driver hired) they're trying to find a way to get him out without laying him off. That would be so ignorant!

I thought that perhaps Nick was over-reacting, which he tends to do all the time. Someone will go into his office and blame Bill for leaving a light tower in the yard, and Nick will call Bill into the office to ream him out. Then Bill will say "Actually, it was Ed that brought that in from Shell," and Nick will quiet down.

Bill says the supervisor accused him of a few things, and when Bill denied it Nick said "Bill, a month ago I followed you out to the north side and you were doing 60 km per hour."

"That's the speed limit, Nick."

"It was icy and you should have slowed down."

"Nick, you were doing 140 on the way to the airport just two weeks ago."

I'm not sure where it's headed, but if they really are trying to fire him, we're fucked! We need every penny of his paycheque to live, and losing the house would be a real possibility then. Jamie's not paying for much yet, and neither am I, so we'd both have to start working at McDonald's to try and salvage this life. Of course, I could kiss any finance career good-bye.

To be proactive, Bill is going to request a vacation week while it's still very quiet, and then he can look for work. Wish us luck!

22 comments:

  1. that's called "mobbing" over here... harassment. I'm going through something similar and it hurts. I really feel for you guys! {hugs}

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  3. Tell Bill to keep his cool whatever he does.

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  4. Absolutely Bobby. He's watching his P's and Q's.

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  5. Sorry to hear that -- this damn economy sucks!!!

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  6. It's horrible when someone makes a target of someone to try and get a reaction. I hope all goes well for you all. :-)

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  7. i agree with bobby. Bill needs to stay low profile. It also sounds as if Nick is a real snake in the grass. i'd stay cool and keep looking behind me.

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  8. Not much you can do when someone accuses you of something except demand proof, and it doesn't sound like Nick is really thinking through what he's doing. I agree, Bill just needs to behave and keep the eyes in the back of his head functional.

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  9. I'm with Bobby, tell Bill to keep his cool. That is really scary Kate! LUCK!!!! I wish you lots of it. I keep hearing so much of this it's horrible.

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  10. I am so sorry that this is happening to you.

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  11. This is terrible - I hope that it works out for you guys. Best wishes to Bill & a curse upon Nick and his first born son

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  12. The stories from the blogverse keep getting more and more awful

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  13. Kate, I agree with Bobby. Have Bill keep his head down and be super careful and document each of this accusations ( and the corresponding truth) and build a file - offsite. He is wise to take a week holiday to seek an alternate job as I suspect he is on the way out. But he has not gone yet, so don;t spin your energy dials stressing. Take action. rest in the peace of that understanding. Any harassment case can wait until he has settled somewhere else. I would pursue this legally. AFTERWARDS. Not now. Maggs

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  14. So sorry to hear about all that! Good luck to you guys.*hugs*

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  15. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this. I think when the economy gets bad, people do things they wouldn't normally do, just to save their own ass. It would serve them right if Bill got a better job with a competitor.

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  16. You are in my thughts and prayers. It is such a tough time right now for so many. (HUGS)

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  17. Nick sounds like a complete ARSE.
    Sending lots of fabulous jobbie karma Bill's way. I hate this economy.

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  18. What a worry. This is such a difficult time. A good job is like a precious jewel right now. I with the best for you and your little family.

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  19. This is a tough situation. I will be praying for all of you. I know how precious jobs are right now!

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  20. Thank you! Bill is applying for other jobs every day now...

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  21. Thinking good thoughts for you. I hope Bill finds something else soon.

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