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Response to Not Ruth (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:53 AM

9. I was in sales as well but fortunately I never had an abusive client.

My friend wasn't so lucky. He was selling Yellow Page ads in Melbourne, Florida . He made a cold call on a body shop owner. The body shop owner showed him his knuckles. It was tattooed F--k You.

Before I started my own company I had three bosses, two were Republican, one was a Democrat. It's hard to make inferences from such a small group but the Democratic boss was much better. She tried to run her business like a democracy with liberal and flexible rules, sometimes but not often to her chagrin. My Republican boss threatened to "break my legs" if I went to work for his competitor but it didn't stop me. He was a legit tough guy. He once told this guy in the freaking cement industry that if you bad mouth me to my competitors "I will cut your f--king balls off." He never insulted me because I made him a lot of money but he created a terrifying work atmosphere.

In the space of one month my mom had a hip pinning, a femoral-popliteal bypass, and an amputation. I was the only family she had. I was a wreck going to see her twice , three times a day in the hospital. Naturally it affected my work. My boss was giving me grief and I quit. I was stressed out. As I was packing my stuff I forgot this little figurine in the form of a teddy bear my mom gave me that contained a thermometer. He waves it at me and said you forgot something. I called him a "f---ing idiot" and left.

The story gets better. The only way to collect unemployment insurance is to be fired or quit because of a hostile work environment. I claimed the latter and got a whole week of unemployment insurance before I got a job working for my friend who understood my circumstances. I was seeing a psychiatrist because I was emotionally spent . He wrote a letter supporting my reasons for quitting. My ex boss contested it. An administrative hearing is set and he ignored it. So another one is set and we show up and the administrative judge reams him in front of me and rules in my favor. Some times the little guy wins.

Oh, Trump had no right to talk to Jeff Sessions like that.

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