WORKING THROUGH BILL168-My Story cont’d
“As far as I was concerned the matter was far from being closed!”
I ran into the parking lot just in time to see the back lights of the Executive Directors car driving down the hill. I yelled for her to stop but, she kept going. I walked back to the office and noticed two of my co-workers and a student look at my face then quickly look away. I went into my office, closed the door and picked up the report. It was only one page with two stark paragraphs…
After a careful investigation into your allegations of bullying and harassment by your Supervisor, the independent investigator has reported the issues of conflict to be the following: 1) You do not have enough education to do your job 2) Conflicts with your Supervisor arise because you refuse to comply with your supervisors directives 3)Your claims of bullying and harassment have been imagined.
Given the findings of this independent investigator this agency has fulfilled all requirements under our Conflict Resolution Policy and all the requirements of Bill 168. My recommendation to you would be to comply with your Supervisors directives and to cease all claims and allegations of bullying and harassment immediately. I now consider this matter closed.
I could feel heat rising through me as I folded the report and put it back in the envelope. I was beyond tears, angry. Since when was my education an issue of bullying and harassment? Equally random was the suggestion of not complying with my Supervisor’s directives when the initial issue came out of an attempt to support her? Finally, for more than a month I had been violated and when I asked for help i’m basically being told to shut up! And loosing money from my pay, being excluded from meetings, being micro-managed, ostracized, humiliated in front of my co-workers and all the other cruel and twisted forms of abuse, discrimination and harassment is just my imagination! As far as I was concerned the matter was far from being closed! …TO BE CONTINUED