Monday, 14 September 2009

Boo Stays Afloat....Bully Boss Sinks!


For the past four months Boo has been on the receiving end of an endless persistant bullying campaign from my new manager in the new company I'm working for. He has been quite an expert at intimidation, harassment, making me feel inadequate, he's an excellent mind fucker. He's even involved some of his subordinates. I have felt so incredibly stressed, ill, I have completly dreaded going in to work and my confidence totally went to pot.


I decided that enough was enough and to make an official complaint. I refuse to be a victim, I decided it was time to take control. It was really difficult as I had no way of knowing who he had as his supporters. However, I'm so glad I did- it turns out that others have come forward saying they too have been bullied. He has now been suspended- they apparently have a long list of issues to deal with- fraud, corruption, theft and my evidence finally led to his suspension- and it's highly unlikely he'll be back.


This experience has really taught me some humility. I'm ashamed to admit that if I ever heard of anyone saying they were being bullied at work I'd secretly scoff and mock. Thinking they were soft and weak. Not any more I am pleased to say.


The justice of it all though...what is making me smile and chuckle to myself the most... is that they have offered me his job in the meantime! I will be managing the very people that have been his foot soldiers!
Ofcourse I will be fair and reasonable- but let me at 'em!!!

15 comments:

saintchick said...

Boo ! that is awesome. What courage that took, and having to put up with such shit ! I am so thrilled for you !!!!

Unwelcome Sound said...

Excellent!
Good for you, so glad you were able to speak up, I'm sure it wasn't easy.
Hope that bastard gets his comeuppance.
You totally deserve the promotion, go kick ass!
x

Jen said...

Good for you for sticking up for yourself!!!

Dawn on MDI said...

That's awesome, Boo! glad you were able to weather the bad stuff and then stand up for yourself. Congratulations on the promotion, too!

C said...

congratulations boo! you fuckin deserve that after all you have been through! KARMA... isn't it wonderful, though?
again, being true to yourself is always the best way to be...
i am glad you came out on top.

hows da lil gerty?
so frikkin cute, she is...

c

reeflightning said...

congrats on riding out the storm and the new job!

MakingSpace said...

Thanks so much for sharing this right now. It sounds like a huge relief for you and it's very inspiring for me in a couple of ways... Blessings on the new job and the freedom to be you again at work.

greg said...

Yay for the good guy winning!!

Camlin said...

Good for you for speaking out!

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Well done. Not enough people have the conviction and bravery to address these situations. Not only have you stopped it happening to you, but it won't happen to others now. Good luck with the job.

Anonymous said...

The True Boo!

I hope that he learns a lesson.

Brave Butch Boo- stand tall and proud!

Anonymous said...

By standing up for yourself you were able to prevent the harassment of others.
Kudos
Panther

LL Cool Joe said...

Good for you Boo! Glad you had the strength to stand up to him!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Karma's a bitch.

Good for you!

Sweet Melissa said...

I had a dickhead boss when I lived in MI. He was cool when I told him I was gay right up until he met Shannon. Then he got freaky cuz he had a crush on us & knew he didn't have a chance for a 3some. Nothing worse than going to a job that you hate due to the people there. Good job sticking up for yourself.