A Shallow Little Bitch Trying To Make The Scene
I hate drama. I really hate drama. Have I told you what a severe dislike I have taken towards drama? If I have somehow failed to voice strongly enough just how much I hate drama, here it is. All the drama-mongers I know can seriously eat my ass out of a hat with a spoon. Eat it good. People have this notorious history of trying to fuck with me because I’m headstrong and independent. The part they miss is that I am extremely intelligent, and I am very into self-preservation. I know how to make people pay dearly for the things they do to me unjustly, and I have never been one for backing down. This begs the question– why do people want to take me down so badly when they know full-well that I am an undefeated opponent? Fuck with someone who’ll lose. Don’t fuck with me. I don’t lose… but then I don’t participate in fights I can’t win.
I’m aware that we are faced with a recession right now (though I am also aware that I think it is mostly fear mongering and panic created by the media to blame for it). I also realize that work has been pathetically slow, and though I was hoping for the best, I expected there to be some kind of backlash from it in which I would be personally effected. What I did not expect, was to have work literally slice my hours in half without any notice whatsoever, and then to have another 5 hours a week removed from that in the two days that followed the posting of the new work schedule. I complained. Of course I complained. I’m getting married. I have a wedding to pay for, and with my new deductible, I have insane medical expenses to grapple with for the next six months (at least). Having brought this to the attention of my boss (or bosses) my concerns were completely ignored and thrown to the wayside. This was in addition to being robbed of almost $800 last year from having breaks I never took deducted from my paycheques without my knowledge or consent, and having a promotion I was actually given then slipped to someone else behind my back without my knowledge, being denied a raise after my probation period ended, being denied more than one work uniform when I work 5 days a week, and then having my boss PROMISE me weekends off starting the schedule after Christmas (John is only in Nanaimo on weekends, and I needed his help moving, my eviction date was last sunday) and then having my request refused outright, without a viable excuse.
I feel that I have made my needs from my job very clear. I left no room for misunderstanding or interpretation, I left absolutely reasonable reasons for the demands I made, and they were continually ignored. I feel that I was extremely accommodating about it, patient and understanding, when I did not have to be. So when I was unexpectedly approached by my boss and written up by my boss for "insubordination" and "slander", I was not only shocked, but mystified and insulted.
Now, I am completely, and entirely not guilty of insubordination. I have never refused to comply with a direct order. I have always done what has been asked of me, whether I liked it or not. It’s my job, and I am paid to do it. What I may have done would be better referred to as Factiousness, which implies that I may have made comments that were devisive, or caused dissension or disunity within a group or organization. I complained about my job, however, there is not a single coworker of mine that hasn’t. I have not made any personal comments about any of my coworkers. I complained about how mismanagement has effected my life– MINE. I have never gone to management and complained about the conduct of coworkers, even if I disagreed with it. I’m not a tattler, and I find tattle-tale behavior juvenile and unacceptable. The complaint received by Angelina should have been brought to my attention so that any unwanted behavior on my part could have been corrected. Even upon inquiry, I was not informed of such a complaint. Even after I warned my management that I was dealing with an incredible amount of stress due to personal and financial problems, my warnings were ignored.
(spoken) statement about a person that harms the
person’s reputation or standing in the community.
Because slander is a tort (a civil wrong), the injured
person can bring a lawsuit against the person who
made the false statement.
de·fame : 1. archaic : disgrace
2. to harm the reputation of by libel or slander
3. archaic : accuse
Pronunciation: di-ˈfām, dē-
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): de·famed; de·fam·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin;
Anglo-French deffamer, diffamer, from Medieval Latin
defamare, alteration of Latin diffamare, from dis- +fama
Date: 14th century
Legal Definition: Also called calumny, libel, slander, and vilification,
defamation is the communication of a statement
that makes a false claim, expressly stated or
implied to be factual, that may give an individual,
business, product, group, government or nation
a negative image. Slander refers to a malicious,
false, and defamatory spoken statement or
report, while libel refers to any other form of
communication such as written words or images.
Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or
criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and
retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to
defamation is public disclosure of private facts
which arises where one person reveals information
which is not of public concern, and the release of
which would offend a reasonable person. Or an
untruthful oath. "Unlike [with] libel, truth is not a
defense for invasion of privacy."