[quote="SeaShoreGirl, post:7, topic:232776"]
First off, get a tape recorder and keep it in your pocket. This is America, not the middle east.
I didn't say you worked in a nice office where someone is stealing your sandwiches.
I have worked in heavy highway road construction. At the time I was a 18yo who looked 11 and was surrounded by men who knew I was only hired to fill a quota of state mandated female and minority workers. And they knew if I got "fired" they could get away with their harrassing jokes and also get more overtime becuase there was one less person working. I have been called a tasty bit of tail. But I knew my rights even then and let them know that messing with me would make their lives worse, not mine, and that even if their supervisor was sympathetic, the manager of the company did NOT want to go on the local CBS issuing a statement about me being harassed.
You were injured by another worker and you reacted in fear. You should of gone to the hospital and reported it. It's unacceptable.
What you're stating is this puts your life at risk. You really need to wise up. I doubly state. GROW A BACKBONE! No job is worth your life.
You don't argue. You state your boundaries. You record, report and moniter. There are legal ways if you "need" to keep this job. If not stand up for yourself. You're letting the bully win.
I would never get a tape recorder into the factory, nothing but the uniform is allowed in, they check for jewellry as people come in, no pockets.
Not sure what the cbs is but we don't have stuff like that in England to my knowledge.
The difference between me now and you when you were 18 is, I presume, being single or having wife and children. If I were 18 and single I would never have got a job here, if I had, I would have left and got something better, it has nothing to do with backbone, I am happy to argue or fight with them but firstly I will lose my job and secondly I wouldn't be a very good catholic would I?
We have a union but they are corrupt, the union rep. is this man I talk about, he wields more power than the boss, I have even heard him shouting at the boss and the boss backs down.
I have never worked anywhere like this in my life, not to this level, there is always somebody at every workplace who is an idiot or bully (physical or through position) but this place is wierd.
Anyway, the question is mainly do I leave for a better job that makes me work on sundays or do I just put up with it?
If they were attacking me for being a catholic I would be happy to take it, with a smile but for their reasons it doesn't do it for me.