Ξ November 4th, 2009 | → 21 Comments | ∇ work |
In my last post I mentioned one of the things making me not all WAHOO about writing over here is the fact that Midnight Cliff was mentioned in a lawsuit. Although I probably shouldn’t talk about this here, I can’t imagine that anything is especially private so what the hell.
Basically my incredible company had one not white, female employee who gave both women and blacks a bad name. She would only do her job and never lend a hand with anyone else’s overwhelming workload. Even when doing her job she would cut corners or provide crappy service. When I started here almost 11 years ago she worked with a certain attitude that is so against everything I believe in and it never changed. While I won’t go into everything, let’s just say that I am surprised she kept her job as long as she did.
One thing I will mention is that no matter what normal stuff happens in her life she files a lawsuit (teen aged son got in a fight at school and she sued the school, used car had mechanical issues and she suited the dealer or mechanic or whatever…I never wanted details). The owner of my company owns the building we are in and in the winter we all take turns shoveling, salting, etc. Not this employee. In fact, if I notice it is getting slippy I say to myself, “Oh shit, someone had better salt before Bad Apple falls down and sues us.”
She is just that kind of person, going so far as joking about when we all hit the lottery’s Powerball she is going to sue us for more than her share even though she put in the same $2 we all did. You have no idea how much I hate that type of attitude.
ANYhow, the company terminated her in late September and it was no surprise that she filed a lawsuit. From what little I know she claimed racial bullshit because we kept two women who are white and haven’t worked here as long as she had (guess what…they are hard workers who take on multiple roles at the company!). Also claimed sexual harassment because the company knows about my blog and “encourages” me to post naked images of myself for customers and vendors to look at. (SUCH A LIE! None of my supervisors ever told me to post anything here…sexual or otherwise. I do my best to avoid talking about this site with coworkers and supervisors.)
I mean, I almost threw up when when I realized that because of her suit the big, important folks at my company now know of Midnight Cliff. While I always am all sunshine and rainbows about my job, this site still isn’t something that I wanted to share with executives. I mean, my bare breasts are on here! Aaack. Not cool that because of her they now know about it (because to the best of my knowledge they didn’t before the papers were filed!).
This blog is SO not something that I ever made Bad Apple look at, not something the company endorses. Midnight Cliff is MY little slice of the internet, not a corporate space. I’ve never mentioned my company name, never said a bad word about the place. And wouldn’t, because i love my job. When I write about a trade show I sing the praises of the location, the people, my job, etc. and might post a photo that was taken at the show, but never something that was taken while I was on the clock, never something that involved company logos of any type.
I just am so mad that Bad Apple was grasping at straws and pulling me into her bullshit. It isn’t like I ever asked her to give me HNT photos or anything, why would she trash me and risk my job in her anger at being let go? I mean grrrrrrrrrr!
So you guys asked about the lawsuit. That is pretty much the gist of it. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. Yinz are stuck with me.