respect

respecta week or so ago i learned one of my supervisors was let go after an investigation. he had something of a mouth but pretty sure he knew when to cool off as necessary. either way whatever happened with those who reported him anonymously they probably saw what i saw and went with it.

as a result we had to go through what they call harassment training. my current job takes respect issues seriously. more so than some of my previous jobs even though if you mess up enough times the management may decide to take action though hopefully not in the way some managers i’ve worked with in the past might have. so far my management has been outstanding.

with that being said this was my excuse to talk about becky. i hadn’t really talked about her in a while and for quite some time it seemed she was on the verge of quitting. it may still happen but it seemed she wasn’t so happy there. our store’s sales hasn’t been very good in a while and we lost some hours. another good thing about this job is that there is some form of transparency you know when hour cuts are going to happen. if it happened at other jobs it’s like i’d be sleep as in had no clue until it happened.

either way one morning becky and i worked – now this could be a respect issue although it was a bit of a joke – she wanted me to look at her shoes. jokingly i said at work “you want me to look at your feet?” then we talk about work shoes the ones she had to replace because they started to look busted. also the yearly allowance we get to order more. and the fact that some of our coworkers choose to wear non-slip covers instead of taking advantage of the allowance.

with this being said, if only becky knew what i was thinking upstairs. one of the respect issues – or more accurate harassment – is outright leering or checking out. it doesn’t take much for anyone to feel uncomfortable and believe me there are a few situations in my short work experience where i felt this way. i’m learning now to be much wiser about it and also if it’s being directed towards me by anyone i don’t have to take it.

 

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