So I recently got a great promotion at the company I work for. While I won't name them, they are a Fortune 500. I'm not a big-wig, just middle
I share an office space with a GM and a Regional Director. Up until a few weeks ago, we all got along great and things seemed to be going as well
as they could for me. That is until the Kavanaugh hearings started.
We have a television hanging on the wall in the office and the hearings were on. The Regional Director paid a lot of attention to the hearing and
the CNN news reports during and after. I knew he was a super liberal and kept all political chatter to a minimum because I'm a strict conservative.
However, I made a mistake during Cory Booker's questioning. The RD was cheering him on as he was bashing Kavanaugh and demanding an investigation. I
forget the exact comment my RD made, but I responded that perhaps Booker, being a sexual predator himself, shouldn't be calling for an investigation
I was sorry the moment I said anything because the RD looked at me and claimed that Booker never sexually assaulted anyone and asked if I had
heard that on FOX news. Becoming even dumber, I responded that Booker actually admitted it in his book. He then asked me to prove it...and I did by
showing him numerous articles written about it.
The RD then did a no-no...he asked me what my party affiliation was. In a corporate setting, this is risky territory....for both of us. I
responded that I choose no party over another, but I lean conservative. His next question was if I liked Trump. I told him that I liked a lot of
what he was doing and disliked some things. When he asked about what I liked, I told him that I never get into political or religious conversations
at work for obvious reasons.
When I left work that day, I noticed an Obama bumper sticker on my car. I got a little freaked out because there are hundreds of people that
work there as well as visitors. I couldn't imagine that anyone knew what I drove as I was a transfer from another branch just a few weeks before. I
came to work the next day to find a document on my computer keyboard about all the lies that Trump has told since he's been in office.
I won't detail every event, starting Monday of this week, the level of harassment is becoming a bit scary. The RD has started calling me names
for being a conservative. "Stupid Bible Thumper" seems to be the favorite even though I affiliate with no church. He had a conversation with some
other big-wig right behind my desk and they were talking about how all "backwoods conservatives" are stupid and ignorant. Mind you, I have a degree
from one of the most prestigious colleges on the planet...Cornell University, so I am far from stupid and I felt so pissed off I almost quit right
So I'm in a conundrum here. The RD is my boss. He has been here for over 10 years and everyone loves him. What he is doing is blatant
harassment at best....perhaps borderline hate-crime at worst. This job, or career, is the one I went to college and busted my butt for. It's great
money and a superb addition to the resume. I could go to HR....but what would they say? Would they even do anything?
I never in my life thought I'd say this, but I'm scared that fanatic liberals actually DO have the power in this country and I'm fearful to even
have a conversation with anyone just in case I say something conservative! What have we come to when thinkers of any sort are becoming too scared to
even chat about the direction our country is headed? When we can't even be comfortable in our own skin?
I will continue keeping on, but I'm thinking that I should at least start recording things just to protect myself in the event of.....who knows
what. I'm so disillusioned right now and hope that these types of people do not regain power ever again because they're evil sob's.
12-10-2018 by MrBuddy because: rw