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I have a complaint

I wasn’t going to post this here because some people from work read this blog. But ya know what? I’m just pissed off enough to not give a fuck.

When I first got promoted in May of 2003 to Administrative Assistant, I got a SHITTY Captain. He was an asshole. He yelled at me, he told me since I have tattoos, I deserve to be destroyed (per the bible), he told me I was worthless, told me I didn’t know what I was doing, etc.

At 4 months of working with that asshat, I tried to transfer out, there was a new Captain getting promoted and I wanted to transfer over….I tried to file a hostile work environment complaint along with religious harassment

I was told several things

1. He’s been on the department 25 years, how can I expect him to change over night? (he ws 50 fucking years old, he should know better)

2. I’m still on probation and they don’t allow civilians to transfer while on probation (our probations are 12 months long)

3. There was not enough of a diversity issue to move me (which was bullshit, can you say “good ole boys”)

4. There was nowhere to put me if they did remove me from the situation (which is bullshit – the guy was getting promoted – I could have gone there within a month)

OK, so that being said, I suffered through 1 year and 4 months of this fucktard telling me how worthless I was and how “evil” I was cause of my tattoos (I had one at the time he first said it and went and got 2 more just to spite the fucker and showed em off too)

Now….a group of women just recently got promoted to AA, they haven’t even been an AA for a month yet. One of them is being allowed to transfer becauser her current Captain is retiring (this does NOT piss me off)

The other two who are getting ready to transfer have no other reason to transfer other than they WANT to transfer and work with someone different.

Personnel is right now debating on letting them transfer for that stupid ass fucking reason.

I told my best friend I’d probably lose my fucking mind if any of them (excep the girl with the retiring boss) is allowed to transfer.

Maybe I’m just bitter (don’t be afraid to tell me if that’s how this seems) or something but damn that shit pisses me off. Here I was in a situation that was HELL for 16 months and they wouldn’t let me transfer. GAH!!!!!

I’m so glad I’m leaving in 2 1/2 months from this job. It’s the first time I’ve been pissed off enough to say I’m glad I’m leaving this job. I’ve been saying I’m glad I’m leaving Las Vegas, but leaving the job was going to be the hardest (besides moving away from mom and my friends.) Not anymore.


Until next time….

6 Responses to “I have a complaint”

  • Jan says:

    Nope. I’d be pissed too.
    Maybe the higher ups are starting to see the light with this guy though, and you’re the one that had to go through the shit. Sucks, but maybe that’s what happened?
    Anyways, adios to them! You’ll be outta there soon.

    (I’m fully expecting this comment to be eaten by the spam monster)

  • Mel says:

    Ummmmm……… Two things: How does this personally affect you? Have you forgiven the previous Captain who degraded you?

    I think once you answer those two questions honestly you’ll be able to work though this situation better. 🙂

    Ha.. this is the first time i’ve been on your site in a while! 🙂

  • Sodapop says:

    Jan, it did go into spam hell, but I fixed it. My brother says that Akismet is supposed to “learn” eventually and it will stop throwing you in there. heehee I’m thinking maybe my situation was the precedence in this and they realized how heinous it was. After posting this, I pretty much got over the anger thing and just let it go.

    Mel, it doesn’t personally affect me and yes I have forgiven him. Like I said above to Jan, after posting this I pretty much got over it. I went through what I went through for reasons unknown to me or anyone else 🙂

  • Fantastagirl says:

    It’s good that writing this out helped you get over it, put it behind you or whatever – but it would piss me off as well – I hate it when people are disrespectful – and the whole good ole’ boy thing just ticks me off to no end.

  • I would have sued for harassment. He has no business preaching at you.

  • PhilM says:

    Y’know what I always enjoy doing to people who start preaching about the evils of tattoos? Tell them to actually read the entire chapter where they’re pulling that from. And I would think it’d put a military man in his place even better than most. You see, it comes from Leviticus 19:28 which says “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.” But know what else that chapter says?

    v19 “Keep my decrees. Do not mate different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.” (pay special attention to that last one–I’m betting he wears more than one poly/cotton blend item)
    v26 “Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.” (how bloody does he like his steaks?)
    v27 “Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.” (if he’s following military regs, then he’s sinning against this)
    v30 “Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord.” (military works 24/7/365, so there’s some major sinning going on there, eh?)
    v32 “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.” (ask him if he always stands in the presence of the elderly)
    v33 “When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. 34 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” (been my experience that the hard-liners who speak out against tattoos are also the hard-liners against immigration and “those damn foreigners”)

    Some people really like to pick and choose verses from the Bible & take them out of context in order to criticize others. I always love shoving it back in their faces 🙂