3.11.2006

The Intolerance of Intolerance

Here's a good one. If you are caught harrassing, pestering, annoying, bothering any employee, you are subject to termination. Because, by God, they're not going to tolerate any intolerance!

But what if your conversational style is just aggressive? What if someone is ducking your e-mails? What if someone drank your milk in the corporate fridge? You can't pester them about it? That seems awful stringent to Econo-Girl, who herself is not known for quiet stoicism. But what kind of workplace does that engender? You would be afraid for your job if you were too persistent, for fear that you were pestering. You wouldn't want to accuse your co-worker of going through your purse, for fear you were bothering her.

What's an Econo-Girl to do? Keep an updated resume.

7 comments:

The Lazy Iguana said...

Corportate Fridge Sabotage is an art. Someone is drinking your milk? Spike it with something! LSD is always fun.

Or just leave the milk out in the sun for a day. That works too.

Someone stole your food out of the fridge? Ex-Lax brownies are a classic way to stop this. The guilty party is whoever makes multiple runs to the toilet.

By the way, the ex-lax brownie trick can work even better with some planning. Make two batches, one regular batch and one ex-lax batch. Use frosting to mark which is which (vertical stripes for one, diagonal stripes for another). Be seen eating some brownies that will NOT make you crap. Then leave the rest as bait.

lewis_medlock said...

spiking food is such a chicken shit way of doing that.

grow up, get a set, and confront them.

and if you dont like what they have to say, handle it as you see fit.........

........there is a reason that there is grass behind my workplace and not concrete.



LM

The Lazy Iguana said...

I am like electricity - always seeking the path with least resistance to ground.

I have never had to stoop to fridge sabotage. I have my own little fridge at my desk. Nobody bothers it, and I never have to get up to get stuff.

Confrontation is not exactly a good idea now. The person you have to speak to might just report you for creating a "hostile work environment" or "harassment".

lewis_medlock said...

Confrontation sure beats the hell out of secretly poisoning another person( yeah....i read where you said you'd never do that.....).
Plus it (confrontation) sure gets better marks in the "how big are the stones in your yam sack" category than aforementioned poisoned apple trick, prefered by witches that live in the enchanted forest and cowards.
LM

lewis_medlock said...

Confrontation sure beats the hell out of secretly poisoning another person( yeah....i read where you said you'd never do that.....).
Plus it (confrontation) sure gets better marks in the "how big are the stones in your yam sack" category than aforementioned poisoned apple trick, prefered by witches that live in the enchanted forest and cowards.
LM

lewis_medlock said...

Confrontation sure beats the hell out of secretly poisoning another person( yeah....i read where you said you'd never do that.....).
Plus it (confrontation) sure gets better marks in the "how big are the stones in your yam sack" category than aforementioned poisoned apple trick, prefered by witches that live in the enchanted forest and cowards.
LM

Anonymous said...

Confront them. If they have violated your rights by tampering with your property, you have every right-and should-retaliate.