Tuesday, December 4, 2007

OK, OK, I'm a day late, per my comment on

Crusader Rabbit's blog, but here I are! ;-)

Our daughter, D, has been undergoing some ....................... issues ..................... couple of months ago, a {recently hired, female} co-worker, C, in a general kibbitz session, demanded a hug from D - D complied, and inadvertently touched C's breast - C complained {sexual harassment}, D was counseled, 'don't let it happen again', etc. Fine.

Two weeks ago, C told another employee, S, that D had said it was OK for employees to help themselves to 'product' {they work in a veterinary clinic}, ie, steal from their employer. S went to T, the tech supervisor, who went to the owner of the clinic - Doc called D in, asked her if she had said this - D denied - S was called in, reiterated her conversation with C - C was called in, and claimed that S "totally misunderstood" what she {C} had said ....................... next few days were TENSE, with snarky comments & innuendoes directed at D, who finally went to Doc, & offered to quit, as it seemed she was such a target - Doc held a meeting after D had left for the day - read the riot act to ALL the other employees - upshot was, he called D & accepted her offer to quit, with 2 weeks' severance - seems D, when on the clock {and Doc's dime} believes she should be WORKING, not standing around BS'ing; also, she has a life outside work, and didn't find it necessary to go out drinking/partying with co-workers - C, the originator of the problems, is in her early 20's, with a small child - HER favorite after work activity is to go home & get high, with or without her husband, in the presence of her child ............................ NOW, before I'm accused of anything, yes, in my younger days, I did my share of indulging - YES, I did raise D with the knowledge that, if it were legal, Mom would still be indulging {getting high was more fun than getting drunk, for me} - D has had her experiences with .......................... "substances", but also outgrown it - BUT - I NEVER used 'unprescribed drugs' around D when she was small - she's rarely seen me drunk ............................
So, D gets her severance, cashes the check, gives $10.00 to J, her boyfriend, puts the rest {$490.00} in her purse - and has it stolen out of her purse @ WalMart .......................... if anyone thinks this Mom's heart isn't ACHING for her child, you're fulla gas ..........................

As for me, for about 3 days now, I've been having pain in my upper right/middle back - I THINK it's gallbladder stuff - Darvocet gave me about 3 hours' partial relief today - but there's NO comfortable position - I may go to the doc later this week, but there will be NO intervention 'til after the holidays - I turn 51 later this week, and then there's Christmas - give me medications to alleviate, and schedule any surgery after the first of the year .......................... ;-)

5 comments:

lainy said...

When it rains it pours. I'm so sorry to hear all this.

Don't ignore the gallbladder to long. Please.

Saying prayers and sending hugs.

DirtyDawg said...

Sorry to hear about all that, Mair. I just found your blog through lawdog's links. I'll be lurkin' in the desert. DirtyDawg

phlegmfatale said...

Gosh, that sucks! Can't win for losing. I hope things settle down and that it's smooth-sailing for D right away. I also hope your back is feeling better.

Not to make light of any of it, but it seems like D may be better off to be well away from that toxic bunch of people, especially C. I hope it's all much better already.

MK said...

Sorry to hear all these troubles have befallen you DM, stay strong, you're in my prayers OK. Same for D, hope she gets another job soon and a better one too.

lainy said...

Mair, I hope things are slowing down for you. Just want you to know I'm thinking of you.

*Hugs*