Thursday, August 30, 2007

DWF Introduces Wacko Woman

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my co-workers tend to act more like high school students than as adults. A recent incident just reaffirmed that to me.

I was on a conference call with 2 prospective customers, when a female co-worker opened my door and stood there talking about another call for me. I was quite embarassed, knowing the 2 people on the phone with me could hear the commotion. I quickly put the phone on mute and asked her to please tell them I would call back or take a message. She continued to talk and I began to ignore her to continue my conversation on the call.

She finally walked away, and sent snippy little IM's to me, with the final straw being the line that said "if your call is so important why were you talking to me". I got up and went straight to her office and asked her to please not interrupt me again as it was very rude.

Her eyes went straight to psycho, with a litany of "I'm going to whip your a**, you skinny b***", etc., with her index finger stuck in my face the entire time. I asked her to please get her hand out of my face. She became even more enraged, and I walked out.

Management was out of town, and no one in charge was there, only a male employee who did nothing. Having a first cousin shot and killed at her workplace several years ago, I was afraid for my safety. I stayed on my side of the office until I reached management by phone and kept my door locked.

The resolution of this incident was the sum total of having a phone meeting with she and I and a male who missed the incident while out for lunch, with management on speaker phone. She was not fired for threatening me and only warned.

It was more like being in the principal's office and having someone sent to detention. With all the workplace violence, murders and school shootings, you would think someone in company management would take this seriously.

Why do men treat these type incidents as "cat fights" between women and not as valid workplace problems? I would bet money if it were between two men, the end result would be a totally different resolution, more like firings and/or an arrest. This just goes along with my last post: http://kingfish1935.blogspot.com/2007/08/ok-dwf-wants-to-know_22.html

The only positive point in the whole episode was I was called a skinny b****, not a fat b****. :-)

P.S. - This is my therapy post to get past this . I'll lighten up in my next and return to Cougar-esque activities.............

I'm available for further conversation: dwfinms@gmail.com

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some things will never change, especially in the South with the good ole boys.....

Anonymous said...

I've endured a very similar experience at my job. It's called workplace bullying and it's the polite hard-working go-getters who are targets. (Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!) And, yes, it's usually women jealous of other women. Male management typically won't help. There are lots of websites and books on this subject. Sorry you're having to endure this. It's very hurtful.

DWF said...

Thank you. You are a very good therapist!

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