Harassmentgate 2017

This may come as a shock, but over the course of my working career I’ve been sexually harassed by both genders…women and men.

Let me begin with the woman who felt it necessary to touch me in a manner that made me really uncomfortable.  — She actually confessed to the manager that she had feelings for me and was hoping I would feel the same.  She thought touching me in certain ways and at different times would give a subtle hint… — umm…not so much.  

A few years before that there was a woman who made it a point to tell our co-workers that she was going to marry me and we were going to have lots of children together….of course this was without my consent or knowledge…heck!  I later found out that to top it off, she even went so far as to order a wedding cake and plan out the ceremony she was going to have with me as the groom! . . . . sigh . . . Wasn’t that sweet of her? — let me answer that for ya . . . Nope! 

Of course there was also the middle-aged homosexual man who made it a point to conveniently have a cigarette every morning just outside the door that led to my office.  I always found it weird why he would chase follow me and another male co-worker into the office and offer us treats, homemade goodies or give us compliments on our looks and ask us over to dinner.  — uhhh…thanks but, I’m into girls.  

Since this is a PG rated blog, I’m only sharing the less graphic versions of my adventures in harassment.  I could go further into detail, but that’s just a waste of your time and mine.  

Believe me when I tell you that I’ve had my fair share of people who have made unwanted sexual advances towards me in the work place; however, every single time it’s happened, I’ve tolerated it for a few weeks before I finally said something to them about how uncomfortable it was.  If they didn’t get my hint, I would take the matter up with my supervisors or human resources to put an end to it.

No matter how embarrassing it might be.  No matter what it might do to my career.  I didn’t want to let it drag on, I didn’t want to make excuses like, “oh well, people are just that way,” and I didn’t tolerate it for the sake of my career.

Some of you might be thinking or saying… “yeah, but you’re a guy.  It’s easier for you to stand up and say something.”

Uhhh . . . . NO   .   IT   .   IS   .   NOT!

You have no idea how many times I thought about staying quiet and just coping with the situation hoping it would just blow over.  Truth is, since I was a guy, I was afraid that no one would believe me, or worse, that I’d become the joke of the office.  

Eventually I realized that if I didn’t speak up, these people who were making me uncomfortable would have power over me for a long time to come, and they would never stop.  Worse yet, that I would never have another day where I felt comfortable coming to work or leaving my home.  

Don’t misunderstand, it wasn’t easy confronting the person who was making me uncomfortable or going to my supervisor and telling them a co-worker was making me uncomfortable, but I had to do it.  I had to suck it up and realize that if I lost my job because the company decided to back a person who made me uncomfortable, then that wasn’t a company I wanted to work for.  Not too mention, that if my supervisor didn’t care enough about me to take me seriously and investigate the situation, then that wasn’t a person I wanted to work for either.  

That’s why this whole mess of accusers who are coming forward with claims they were harassed 20, 30 or 40 years ago, doesn’t sit well with me.  Nor does it sit well with me that people are getting fired over these claims and accusations without due process.

These people (both men and women) are just NOW coming forward with all these accusations of unwanted sexual harassment?    

Taking a look back at the events that transpired when I approached my supervisors, I made certain that they investigated the situation and formed a case before taking any actions.  They interviewed people who were witnesses, they took the time to gather evidence and conspicuously confronted the accused to form a case before taking it to human resources, handling the matter outright or even taking legal action.

It disappointments me that the accusers today aren’t interested in forming a case against those they accused.  Whether it did or did not happen, the accusers just want to be right and want their brand of justice.  — Get them fired.  Get them out.  They hurt me and I want the world to know it! — The motives of these people can be described in one word:  REVENGE.

In my past situations I never wanted revenge.  I just wanted the people who were making lewd comments to stop so I could be comfortable going to work for 8+ hours a day.  

Revenge is not a good thing because it reveals the true side of the human heart.  The corruption and hatred, the selfishness and pride, the arrogance, the bitterness, the strife.  

It really amazes me how no one seems to be calling out these accusers for waiting for so long.  What is their motive?  Why now?  Why did they wait so long?!?! Instead, they form social media groups and hashtag labels to let others join in the #metoo campaign.  

They call it “strength in numbers”…

I call it Pathetic!! 

It’s also pathetic how harassmentgate 2017 has ballooned into this horrible mess of pathetic stupidity when none of this should be happening right now because the accusers who are claiming “harassment” should have stood up years ago and put the accused in their place then…not waiting some 20, 30 or 40 years in the future to get their revenge!

Ironically, their revenge is bitter sweet because all of the accused have amassed fortunes over the years, and are living high on the hog.  If they get fired from whatever they were doing, so what!  They just take their fortunes and run.  

Retirement, here they come!   

You know, I’m not shocked by it, but in all honesty I find it difficult to understand how the world has become such a horrible place to live.  How did we get here?

The world is filled with followers who are flat out pathetically crazy, and more and more cattle decide to wander into the other pasture following the masses down a broad road of destruction.  

It’s pathetic they are even considered part of the human race.

 

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Ethics. Does the Law Change When a Natural Disaster Occurs?

 

It’s two o’clock in the morning.  You’re sitting at a red light.  

There is no one else at the intersection.

If you decide to run the red light, did you break the law?  

Now, let’s change that up…

You live in a flooded city.  Your power is out, you have no food, you’re wet and hungry.

The city is being evacuated, but you don’t know how long it will be before they reach you.

You see a grocery store nearby and decide to wade over.  When you reach the entrance of the store you find out it’s locked.

No one else is around.  It’s just you.

If you break a window and steal food from the store, did you break the law?    

 

ABC news correspondent, Tom Llamas, and a group of police officers were patrolling an area in Houston when they came across a possible deceased person in the water.

At the very same time Tom also spotted a group of people looting a nearby store and made the decision to inform the police who were with him.  

The authorities called in the Coast Guard who then proceeded to disperse the people and made sure there wasn’t any further looting.  

Tom posted the event on twitter.

And the bullying began.

The bullying Twits didn’t take too kindly to Tom’s actions and vilified him for pointing out people who were breaking the law because they claimed those people had the right to loot because they were hungry or in need and Tom should have turned a blind eye.

The Twits called him names and chastised him for doing the ethical thing.

I find it odd how a group of wannabe’s in our society are under the strange impression that when a natural disaster occurs, the law somehow changes or becomes obsolete; therefore, they believe and rationalize that people have the right to loot, steal, rape, pillage, destroy and murder as long as they do it under the pretense that they are “in need“. 

I wonder if the Twits would still approve of the looting if a natural disaster happened in their town or city and people they didn’t know began looting from their homes and businesses?

After all…according to the bullying Twits, if a natural disaster occurs, that means the law changes and looting is okay as long as people are “in need”

Consequently, a natural disaster does NOT change the law, nor does sitting alone at a red light at two in the morning, nor does your social upbringing or monetary circumstances.  

I don’t care if you don’t agree.  

The law never changes for your convenience or needs because it’s there to protect you from yourself.  

YOU SHALL NOT” has never changed and it never will no matter how people try to rationalize it.   

Therefore, what Tom did by pointing out the looters to law enforcement was the correct thing to do.  It was the moral thing to do.  It was the ethical thing to do.  And I commend him for it!

We need more people like Tom Llamas in the world.  

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People who try to rationalize immoral, law-breaking behavior while vilifying those who don’t are pathetic. 

 

 

 

I’m Forming a New Anti-Hate Group…

 

I’ve decided to start a new group that will be focused on eliminating hate forever.  I call it, “Haters Against Hating Against Haters Against Hating Abominations” 

For short, we’ll just refer to it as:  HAHAHAHA.