Re: Problem Co-worker

Subject: Re: Problem Co-worker
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 23:40:39 -0700

That would have been my approach, primarily because there's no
way of knowing how the manager will turn out to be. Of course,
there is still no way of knowing for certain that this manager won't
wimp out if the apparent initial improvement Abby perceives
turns out not to be and the none of her other coworkers bring
their own issues with this person up, so the situation is far from
being resolved.

But the manager's response about hearsay is, unfortunately, the
correct one given that the actual recipient of said insensitive remark
does not appear to have complained (note that the problem worker
appears intent on buttering that person up). Overhearing a racial
remark that isn't even directed at you doesn't quite reach the
threshold necessary to establish a that there is a "hostile workplace"
situation going on. The only course of action possible unless there
are repeat incidents is to gather the office together to administer a
general reminder about the company's policies.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Cc: "abby initio" <abby -dot- initio -at- gmail -dot- com>; <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: Problem Co-worker

> Sounds like the pm is a big wins. There is on excuse for tolerating
> racially insensitive remarks. And it was definitely a bad idea to
> complain directly and let sneaky manager pit the two of you against
> each other in the same room. Now you have drawn attention to yourself.
> This psycho will be out to get you and your spine free pm gets to do
> nothing and claim that she moderated the dispute. I would love to be
> more positive about this but i have been the one to bring issues to
> management and have been similarly squirreled into confronting a
> coworker who clearly should have been asked about the problems from an
> anonymous stance. Should have gone the passive aggressive route and
> slowly whittled away problem coworkers sanity.


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